Mary in the stable waiting. hears again the angel’s voice: ‘favoured one the Lord is with you, all Creation sings: ‘Rejoice!’ Mary waits, and heaven wonders, at the Prince of Glory’s birth from her womb, inside that stable, heaven’s waiting room on earth. Shepherds waiting on the mountain, Wise Men searching for a sign, hear that outcasts can be welcomed at the baby Jesus’ side. So the earth’s unlikely pilgrims find themselves upon their knees and a teenage mother watches as they hail a refugee. Son of God and hope of heaven, with the waiting ones on earth, we expect a world of diff’rence when your justice comes to birth. So the world is waiting, hoping for the promised day to dawn; when our longings find fulfilment through the babe in Bethlehem born.
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