Yesterday, I said I wasn’t all that happy with the poem I had posted because it wasn’t exactly what I’d had in mind. I’d heard the song, Mary Did You Know? and wanted to expand that question beyond Mary: Did others at the time know? And do we, today, really know? After yesterday’s post, I kept thinking about it, but it still wouldn’t be what I wanted it to be, though I could no longer remember what exactly was “wrong” with it. After I went to bed and finished praying, God gave me the poem I’d tried to write several months ago. This is more like what I’d had in mind then.
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Did They Know?
Did the innkeeper know the babe
Who in that stall was born
Was actually the Son of God
Who came to earth that morn?
Did playmates of the toddler know
Or could they understand
That little boy would one day heal
Both Jew and gentile lands?
Did rabbis who taught Scripture in
The temple daily there
Know He was who they raised hands to
In worship and in prayer?
Did men in town know more than wood
And furniture, He made,
That by His hands foundations of
The universe were laid?
Did guests who drank the special wine
Know they had all been blessed
By God’s Son at the wedding feast
And that His gift was best?
Did those who ate the loaves and fish
That Jesus did provide
Know they had seen a miracle
Upon that mountainside?
Did those who watched Him walk across
The stormy water know
The Son of God could calm the storm
And cause the winds to slow?
Did those who watched the pigs run off
The cliff into thin air
Know He’d made demons flee from one
Who then gave thanks in prayer?
Did those who yelled out, “Crucify!”
From deep within the crowd
Know that they’d soon regret their choice,
Their hearts no longer proud?
Did those who saw the risen Lord
And found the empty tomb
Know that they couldn’t hide from Him
Inside a barred, locked room?
Do we today know He is God,
Creator, Savior, Friend,
And that He won’t forsake us but
Stay with us till the end?
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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