1. Such a tiny part of Heaven touched the earth one starry night.

Such a humble introduction to the world of power and might.

No trumpets marked His coming.

No royal decree was made.

The earth did not stop spinning at the birth of one small babe.


But the singing of the angels sounded softly through the air

as they breathed a song of Heaven

called a Christmas Evening Prayer.

2. A stable in the innyard, a manger heaped with hay.

A newborn infant crying while a wondring mother prayed.

Sleepy littleBethlehemmurmured at the sound

not knowing what God promised them

had happened in their town.

3. Such a tiny part of Heaven if we measure by mere size.

How could one small baby’s coming make a difference in our lives?

Yet the years are still unfolding all the mysteries of His life

and we know that all of Heaven

filled the stable on that night!

c.Donna Swanson, from SPLINTERS OF LIGHT (available on Kindle and

Amazon .com)


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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  1. Summer Rain says:

    very sweet, well done.

  2. Joe Zakarian says:

    Amazing how each babe touches so many lives. Thanks you Baby Jesus!

  3. poetryroad says:

    Reading this Christmas eve morning, how appropriate! Love this!

  4. pure2core says:

    Very lovely and soothing words…Feeling so much blessed..

  5. Natalie says:

    moving and lovely prayers.

    have a fun time today.

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