Last night, I noticed this divine poem posted by one of my facebook friends. I was stunned long enough to read it. I have never found such a deeply Christmas poem, as sublime as this poetry. A really well-turned poem, which describes the true meaning of Christ’s Nativity. I feel moved to share this to you, my friends, especially to dear brothers and sisters in faith, fellow Christians across the globe.
So many of us, interpret Christmas merely as a feast. No, Christmas is way more than just the decorations or gifts. Christmas is actually a call for humility, a call for peace, to deny ourselves, and to share our love for the most despicable ones. God Almighty had willingly humbled Himself, He became a man, was born in a stable, accompanied by the shepherds. The infant Saviour was placed, not in a cradle of gold but, in an humble manger. How “poor” he became. He had left the heights of Heaven’s glory and had descended to our level. He entered the human condition at its lowest point.
This is a strong message, that indeed, through Christmas, we are called to be messengers of His love and peace to the least of our brothers and sisters. It is our distinctive call as Christians. The same message is portrayed by the following poem, a Nativity Sermon written by St. Isaac the Syrian. I hope this poem may bless you. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, my friends. May peace be your gift and your blessing all year through! PEACE..PEACE..PEACE..be with us all.
by: St. Isaac the Syrian (d. AD 700)
This Christmas night bestowed peace on the whole world;
This is the night of the Most Gentle One –
This is the night of the Humble One –
Now is the day of joy –
Now is the day of Good Will –
In this Day of Peace –
Today the Bountiful impoverished Himself for our sake;
Today we receive a Gift for which we did not ask;
This present Day cast open the heavenly doors to our prayers;
Today the DIVINE BEING took upon Himself the seal of our humanity,