To understand, the real weight the gravity of his act, we must return As we return to Bethlehem, as we kneel at the manger bed.
We travel, we journey, our face, with his, set on Jerusalem, We return to the cross to his suffering, to his sacrifice
Each Lenten season a pilgrimage from our comfort, our day to day Walking beside our savior, journeying with him, as they did
The first disciples, not fully comprehending needing too this reminder these days of reflection preparing us, our lives to him as we return to the cross.
March 15, 2009 on posting the poem, “Return to Bethlehem”, to christianpoetry.org today ----- Return to Bethlehem
We must return, to Nazareth, to Bethlehem to the river, the Jordan to the time of the Christ, with us before his birth, hopeful, waiting wondering when the Messiah will come when the prophecy of old will be fulfilled
Each year, Adventide journeying with Mary, with Joseph following His star, traveling far leaving our fields, listening to the angels
Returning to Bethlehem to fall to our knees at his manger bed