If JESUS Was Born Today
by: Linda C. Smith
If you heard the news of JESUS’ birth
as the shepherds did that night
Would you drop what you were doing
and rush to see the wondrous sight?
Would you hurry
to the nearest Best Western and ask, "where is HE?"
Only to find HIM,
in the old shed out behind parking lot three?
I'm sure the bleating of all the sheep
would be "disturbing the peace",
Would their meeting be illegal
and their display ordered to cease?
After all, you can't have a "Nativity"
in a public place,
But Satan and his reindeer
can occupy almost any space.
And “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”
is most surely bound to offend.
The Evil Liberties Union wants
all sacred singing to end…
So all sorts of clanging, banging,
moans and groans can be heard instead.
What they call music must make
the Heavenly Host shudder with dread.
What of the wise men who traversed afar?
… stopped at the border, I’m sure…
Delayed by the authorities because of the elements they bore.
Can you imagine “CIA” scratching their heads
…gold, frankincense, myrrh?
Could these be mixed to create a bomb?!!!
…surely would cause quite a stir.
What of the house where HE briefly sojourned?
Zoning would have a fit there.
They would need an act of congress
to host the wise men with gifts so rare.
After all the taxes,
could poor Joseph and Mary take HIM and flee,
To live and establish
a Carpenter Shop in another country?
The further I go with these lines,
the more absurd this would be today.
I’m so glad HE came when HE did
…somehow it all sounds better that way.
GOD in HIS infinite wisdom
chose the time and place most suitable
For the birth of HIS SON
…the fulfillment of HIS WORD immutable!