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.