In Bethlehem Today

Poem was originally called “Epiphany” meaning Manifestation

The grasses began swaying.

As the bees began their saying

That something extraordinary would happen today.

“And what do you say?” Said the Rat to the Bat.

“Will the Lord of All Glory be born in Bethlehem today?”

“But why? I am a Bat and I see Him now. Why must He be born today?

He sways with the grasses & buzzes with the bees,

And lifts up each morning the sun, above the trees.

And when at night I fly across the moon

He tells me that he is bringing me home soon”.

“There are those”, said the Rat, ” who used to worship the moon

who will visit her craters & plant their feet there.

they cannot see His face, nor hear him as we do.

For mankind, will the Lord of All Glory be born in a stable…

In Bethlehem today!

And they shall see His Glory!”

ARate (C) 9th December 1996

Rev Andrew James Blair edited 13th August 2004

Originally called “Epiphany” meaning Manifestation


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