Adoration of the Magi


Fra Angelico (c. 1395 – 1455)  Adoration of the Magi

When the song of the angel is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost–
To heal the broken–
To feed the hungry–
To release the prisoner–
To rebuild the nations–
To bring peace among brothers and sisters–
To make music in the heart.

Howard Thurman


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  1. I love the ‘aftermath’ of this poem .. the continuing reality that follows Jesus’ birth! It portrays the whole purpose of Jesus SO amazingly. I REALLY like the way these words sum up God’s overall plan.
    This is a beautiful “follow-on” from the beginning of the Christmas story. It completes it. I know that I want to share Howard Thurman’s words with the people in MY world, because in truth, THIS IS “The Christmas Story”.

    Thanx for sharing, Jonie .. it’s stunning!! Stirs me up!! x x x x

  2. Amen and Amen and so it is well put. Thank You for caring to share this side of Christmas the true story Bless you Jonie!

  3. Christmas should not be a celebration that we hope to our delight, that from this, hopefully another one, this time should be to carry his message well explained here.

  4. What a wonderful poem Jonie, let us remember the real meaning of Christmas, all year long. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  5. that would make the Lord of all very HAPPY.thank you so much for those inspirational thoughts.

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