A Tale of Prophecy

Let me tell you an epic, a tale of danger and woe

A tale of redemption, of a time long ago

 

It starts with a child, his birth long foretold

A child born in weakness to a world dark and cold

 

The child’s mother, a virgin, celebrated him there

After a birth long and hard, in a barn unprepared

 

The hosts of heaven and angels all rejoiced

In brightly lit skies, with one glorified voice

 

After labor they cherished a well-deserved rest

As shepherd’s arrived and wise men gave their best

 

And this is where I wish my story could pause

But it doesn’t end there among peace and applause

 

You see, King Herod ruled then, that viper, that snake!

Upon hearing of the child’s birth, with anger, he quaked

 

“No one takes my throne.” He said, shaking his fists

And so the unthinkable he bade his forces commit

 

In his first act of war, he slaughtered the infants

Like pharaoh of old, mothers’ tears made no difference

 

Every boy under two became war’s casualty

That first Christmas wrought by heavy tragedy

 

The Christ child escaped, made a fugitive young

Starting his life sought as the foretold, Promised One

 

Herod was scared of the child, as he had every right to

This child would bring judgment, justice and light to

 

Every evil deed done, every wrong thing once hidden

For overthrowing the wicked was His prophecy written

 

And so this Christmas, I bring you Good News

The Christ child lives on and the throne now is His

 

Though the wicked still strive, though blood still is shed

Their fate has been sealed, Christ has conquered death

 

So every dictator fear, every murderer tremble

The King’s no longer a child and his troops he’s assembled

 

Those troops I speak of, why that’s me and you

Man, maid and youth, our little ones too

 

With sharpened arrows of prayer and armor of God

With our praises we fight, against oft daunting odds

 

But fear we should not, for their power is done

Their time has been set, the prophesied King has come

2 thoughts on “A Tale of Prophecy

  1. Beth S. says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Kelsey.
    Merry Christmas, indeed!

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