This has kind of a “Mary, Did You Know” flavor to it. It was the inspiration, but I wanted to do something a little different. This did come out different, though not quite as I had wanted. It’s hard for me to judge accurately how good/bad something is when it isn’t what I wanted, but after a bit of time, I think I like it.
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Do We See?
A tiny, helpless baby boy
Or mighty God on high?
The angels’ voices blended with
His mother’s lullaby.
The shepherds gathered ‘round the babe
And marvelled at the sight.
But how much did they understand
Of what went on that night?
Did they know that this Baby Boy
Was God’s true, living Son?
Did they know in a few short years
He’d cry out, “It is done!”
Did any of the people there
Know that He’d bleed and die
Upon a rough cross made of wood?
How many heard his cry,
“Father, please forgive them for
They know not what they do,”
As He died on that wooden cross
To save them and us, too?
Did teachers of the Torah know
They taught the Author there?
Did they not see their God with them
Or did they just not care?
His brothers just could not believe
He was the Holy One.
Until He died and rose again
To show He was God’s Son.
I have to ask myself, do I
Know who He really is?
And can I say that my whole heart
Is, first and foremost, His?
I read the psalms and scriptures and
I pray to Him each day,
To learn to see Him as He is
And learn to walk His way.
I do not want to be so blind
That I can fail to see
My Lord and King, Redeemer, God,
Or what He’s done for me.
© 2012 Denise McKenney
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