Lion of Judah
(with apologies to those who have read this before)
Lion of Judah, Lamb of God,
On this night the Creator of all things
seen and unseen,
Humbled Himself to be born
in a lowly condition,
And accepted for Himself a limited human body.
He who spoke the universe into existence
Must now learn to talk.
He who taught cheetahs and gazelles to run
Must now learn to walk.
He who fashioned whole galaxies with His hand
Can barely grasp His mother's finger
with His weak, tiny, human fist.
And He who abhors even the concept of evil,
Must become my sin,
Suffer my guilt,
Bear my punishment
For my redemption.
My praises, my worship, my exultation
Will transcend even that of angels.
My song will rise and spread to fill heaven.
I am no longer captive!
This earth can not hold me, for
This baby so tender,
This man of compassion,
My victorious Savior,
My risen Lord,
Lion of Judah,
Lamb of God
Has made me His very own.
copyright Virginia Akin 2002
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
And give you the strength, courage, and grace,
That you need each day
During this Christmas Season
And the coming year