1898-1963. This is the year we celebrate the centenary of Lewis' birth - and
here's a poem about the birth of Jesus.
Among the oxen (like an ox I'm slow)
I see a glory in the stable grow
Which, with the ox's dullness might at length
Give me an ox's strength.
Among the asses (stubborn I as they)
I see my Saviour where I looked for hay;
So may my beastlike folly learn at least
The patience of a beast.
Among the sheep (I like a sheep have strayed)
I watch the manger where my Lord is laid;
Oh that my baa-ing nature would win thence
Some woolly innocence.
- C. S. Lewis, from POEMS, edited by Walter Hooper, Harcourt Brace
[I pray that your Christmas celebration will be both wonderful and full of
wonder; that it will be a real holiday and also a very special holy day. "Let
every heart prepare him room."]
God rest you merry!
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina