I wrote the following poem back in 2003 for my annual Christmas letter. It was inspired by our church’s beautiful, candlelight Christmas Eve services.
Stars pierce the fabric of the night sky
and steeple lights point the way.
Wrapped snug in velvet and wool
we come in anticipation…
Gossamer angels reflect His glory
in windows arched toward heaven.
As music rises like a prayer
we drink in the patina of holiness…
Bells ring out, glad carols are sung
of mangers, kings, and shepherds.
With bread and wine, and “thanks be to God!”
we celebrate His gift with humbleness…
We share the Light one by one
’til all are lit by His glow.
Voices joined in heavenly peace,
we gaze upon a cross of sacrifice…