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.