Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The ordinary so extraordinary

Sat down for a few moments of quiet on this, a busy day. Came upon this poem by a favorite, Madeleine L'Engle, and it was just what I needed to focus my thoughts on.

The ordinary so extraordinary

He came, quietly impossible,
Out of a young girl's womb,
A love as amazingly marvelous
As his bursting from the tomb.

This child was fully human,
This child was wholly God.
The hands of All Love fashioned him
Of mortal flesh and bone and blood,

The ordinary so extraordinary
The stars shook in the sky
As the Lord of all the universe
Was born to live, to love, to die.

He came, quietly impossible:
Nothing will ever be the same:
Jesus, the Light of every heart-
The God we know by Name.

1 comment:

Marisa said...

Wow! What a great poem! Thanks for sharing this!