Mary Sings – A Christmas Poem



But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  Luke 2:19

As we inch ever closer to Christmas day my heart fights to keep the focus on a Messiah who came to give us life. I think and muse about a young Jewish maiden…who was brave beyond belief. Mary teaches me that silence is good thing, that pondering on a message from God is a worship moment. (BTW, if you want to “see” a really cool presentation on silence go to Michael Perkins blog post On Being Silent) This poem is my attempt at capturing the power and the simplicity of that moment right after Mary’s hears the Good News. Blessings, Jay


Mary Sings

Angel words stir
a devoted heart

Accepting the revelation
Rejoicing with Heaven

A song magnifies
a kingdom’s glory

A young woman
becomes a young mother

The embodiment of
the Father’s intent

Born to her
Sent for us

Emmanuel has come.

In her heart pondering
Mary sings.

Jay Cookingham 12/5/02 ©



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S Etole said…
"Let it be unto me ... according to your word" ... such grace in one so young. Your poem is beautiful.
Jennifer@GDWJ said…
I'm in awe that the King came to Earth by way of an unwed, teenage mom. There is virtually nothing predictable about Jesus, is there? Except, perhaps, for this: GRACE.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem.
Jay Cookingham said…
Yes, we can depend on His grace...I like that! Thanks Jennifer, blessings to ya!
Jay Cookingham said…
Susan, coming from a poet like yourself, I really appreciate it! God Bless!
Dusty Rayburn said…
I am really enjoying your poetry Jay. Each one is a moment of worship.

Thank you for sharing with us!
Tony Alicea said…
"Emmanuel has come" Amen!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Tony...appreciate ya!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Dusty...that's what it is for me. I'm glad that's coming across.
bill (cycleguy) said…
Emmanuel is one of my favorite names for Jesus. The truth of His presence through everything is amazing. Thanks Jay.
*~Michelle~* said…
"Born to her
Sent for us"


awesome Jay!
Jay Cookingham said…
God with us...I think that sums up the Gospel. I love that name as well...thanks Bill!

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