Our variety show will happen on the 16th of December. We won’t have a “Christmas Program” this year, as our children are either too grown up to be those cute little angels, or too small to carry a program all by themselves. So we are asking our members to bring their talents forward for the community instead. It’s in the realm of “Let’s put on a show!” like the old movies. So I’ve been looking for a poem to read, as my part of our talent night. It’s given me the chance to revisit some of my favorites. I’d like to share this one with you:
A Moment Known Only to God
Was there a moment, know only to God, when all the stars held their breath, when the galaxies paused in their dance for a fraction of a second, and the Word, who had called it all into being, went with all his love into the womb of a young girl, and the universe started to breathe again, and the ancient harmonies resumed their song, and the angels clapped their hands for joy?
Jesus was the firstborn of many brethren. I stand on the deck of my cottage, looking at the sky full of God’s children, and know that I am one of them.
Madeleine L’Engle (Bright Evening Star)
I am so grateful for this time of year. The cold. The music. The preparation. The tree. The guests. The candlelight. The quiet of extra time to reflect on the wonder of a love so urgent and deep that it was willing to join our human struggle and joy. Blessing abounds these days.