Sunday Inspiration: Every Night a Child is Born is a Holy Night

A holy night

Some things should be repeated here, and I think this is one of them. This is a favorite holiday reading, one my favorite minister (and husband) used every Christmas Eve at our churches. Feel free to share it with family and friends.

“Every Night a Child is Born is a Holy Night” by Sophia Lyon Fahs.

And so the children come.
And so they have been coming.
Always in the same way they come —
Born of the seed of man and woman.
No angels herald their beginnings,
No prophets predict their future courses,
No wise men see a star to point their way
To find a babe that may save humankind.
Yet each night a child is born is a holy night.
Fathers and Mothers —
Sitting beside their children’s cribs —
Feel glory in the wond’rous sight of life beginning.
They ask: “When or how will this new life end?
Or will it ever end?”
Each night a child is born is a holy night.

May this be a season in which we celebrate the birth of every child. And may our lives be filled with holy nights in which we glory in the wonders of life beginning.


  1. Martha O'Quinn on December 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Merry Christmas Emilie. Truer words were never spoken. Sending special wishes to your and yours for bountiful blessings of good health and happiness throughout 2018 and beyond.

  2. Nancy Lepri on December 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    AMEN!!! Blessings to you and your family, Emilie!

  3. Thomas Patrick Knowles on December 25, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you for an excellent reminder on what it’s all about! Children! A+
    I intend to use it hoping that you like mu pending post. 👍🎄Paddy☘️ Thomas Patrick Knowles.

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