by Ben Glass
Before the fall and after what is given,
Because of the secret, inspired by the driven,
Biblical words, scriptures, prophecy, the decision,
Piety set forth mightily, the reason the gift was given.
Enthralled by the livin’
Mastery, masterly envisioned,
The masses miraculously imprisoned,
The master mathematically monopolize emphatically the “logos” strategy,
No price higher than what the trinity was given,
No cryptic or poetic mystic could forgive the sinful decision,
And there is sat before man was living,
The contemplated concept for God to materialize inside of man’s fruition,
What did creation have to say about this day?
For its Master, the creator of the past, present and the hereafter was, to it, now making its way,
What about his first step?
Would the ground pass away?
Would the wind stop and ask what direction to next sway?
Would the rain weep?
For now its provider was rising with the setting sun of each day
And the sun? Who was to tell it yes or no?
For Abba, Father, could now be seen by his footprints in the sand and snow.
We forget what creation felt that day
We sit and remain uninspired by the fire that walked as a man that day.
It wasn’t just a baby in a manger
It was the essence of protection defeating danger
This is why to God’s people, death is a stranger
If you believe it, then the savior is your gift in the manger
Salvation is why creation embraced him
And the love he has is yours if you’re willing to face him.
By Benjamin Glass
The meaning of Christmas…
When the Father decided to invite Man into the essence of his love, he first established a dwelling place for them in which they would prosper, find fulfillment, and experience the gratifying satisfaction of purpose.
Man’s primary task was to take care of God’s creation. Man, being the created, was put in charge of the creation and given the necessary abilities he would need to carry out his mandated instructions. But what part does the creation play in all of this? After Man was kicked out of the garden for disobeying, the creation was left without a caretaker. But these circumstances would put into motion the greatest event in the history of all existence. Abba, Father, chose to redeem both his created and his creation at the same time by the way of sacrifice. He offered his only son as a gift to pay for Man’s sin, so once again he could fully enjoy the relationship that he, his created and his creation deeply desires.
This poem captures the need that was felt by the creation and the created, after the relationship between the creator and the created and the creation was broken. It speaks to the love that the Heavenly Father has for us, his chosen people, and his creation. This poem speaks to the forgotten voice of his creation and the part it plays in this wonderful time of year; for this is the moment both us, the created, and the creation get to give glory to God for his love and mercy, and for the gift of his son, Jesus.
So when you are sitting down with your loved ones; your children, your husband, your wife, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, or whoever is special to you on this wonderful day, don’t forget the greatest gift we, as God’s people, have ever been given- the gift of salvation, the gift of sharing and receiving God’s love, and the gift of reconciliation.
For on this day, December 25, we celebrate the promise that we the created and the creation will one day live in harmony with our purpose in hand, and joy once again in our hearts. For this, Father, we thank you! AMEN.