Not by might the almighty shoulders 
a way into the world, but on borrowed 
strength, the muscles of his mother 
conspiring to bring him to birth; 

Not by right does he claim his throne 
but humbles himself to the stable stall 
and is fed by the milk that sustained us all; 

By the light of a candle 
the very God unveils new life, 
the promise of peace sustained 
no longer by blood, but the epitome of love.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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