Born

dark_night_sky_by_bushma

The night was anything but
silent.
The night felt anything but
holy.

The darkness was pierced by a scream of pain.

A virgin in labor for the first time–
      with her first child–
      without her mother.

Blood spilled on the dirty straw.
Sweat smeared across two faces.
Fear twisted tendril claws into two hearts.

This was the moment that everything they’d ever known
was waiting for?
This was the King promised to David?

1-sky

This was survival.

This was one
–               tight
              pulled
              breath
              after another.

Another scream.

A third human heart beat in the shed.

The baby

was

born.

The Promise
was alive.

DF-09134 Nativity ,   May 18, 2006 Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/newline.wireimage.com To license this image (9139053), contact NewLine: U.S. +1-212-686-8900 / U.K. +44-207 659 2815 / Australia +61-2-8262-9222 / Japan: +81-3-5464-7020 +1 212-686-8901 (fax) info@wireimage.com (e-mail) NewLine.wireimage.com (web site)


: Immanuel :

 God
 with
 us.


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