For so the children come and so they have been coming.
Always the same way they come, born of the seed of a man and a woman.
No angels herald their beginnings.
No prophets predict their future courses.
No wise men see a star to show where to find the babe that will save humankind.
Yet each night a child is born is a holy night.
Sitting beside our children’s cribs, we feel glory in the sight of new life beginning.
We ask “Where and how will this new life end? Or will it ever end?”
Each night a child is born is a holy night.
A time for singing, a time for wondering, a time for worshiping.

These words by Sophia Lyon Fahs are a reminder that children and the hope they bring to our world are at the heart of this holiday season.

Each night a child is born is truly a holy night and one to be celebrated with joy and love.

2 Comments

  1. carolyn mirabella on December 20, 2020 at 3:01 am

    thank you for this spot you wrote this time of year is my favorite and also the saddest as in 2015 my fourth child a son died five days before Christmas. i am still heartbroken and yet i can still feel his arms around me in a tight hug. yes, there have been other dear losses but this is the one that still cuts deeply. I look at the Blessed Mother and know she must have had a similar heartache as she watched her Son die on the cross. I try to remember the good times we all had as a family of eight. and now as the others and the grands and the three little greats celebrate The Birth of Christ. thank you for letting me vent here.

  2. Coelle Baskel on December 20, 2020 at 10:18 am

    This year especially, 2020, has brought to the forefront for me the absolute ‘gift’ of children. I think children is what has kept our spirits ‘up’ at a time when being ‘up’ could be very difficult. I know for myself not physically seeing some of my grandchildren has shown how important it is to do this when we are able. Luckily we have been able to see a couple of our granddaughters and that has been our golden moments of 2020!

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