Friday, December 20, 2013

In The World


By Dave Veerman


What in the world happened that day

with full inn and manger, a babe in the hay?

And skies filled with singing angels in flight

amazed and blessed shepherds seeking at night.


Who in the world could be this boy

swaddled and cradled welcoming joy?

Messiah, Immanuel, Savior, the Lord,

Wonderful Counselor, God’s Son adored.


Where in the world came this royal birth

certain splendid reception expressing his worth?

But no Roman palace, no opulent place,

held mother and child, just Bethlehem's grace.


Why in the world with limits here

fragile, so small profoundly near?

And growing, teaching, rejected, forsaken,

tortured, condemned, nailed, sin taken.


Jesus, your choice leaving the throne

to seek and save the lost, your own.

My Lord, my God by faith I am free,

your love flowing down in this world for me!


Philippians 2:6–11

Merry Christmas