Conceived in a scandal, born in a barn,
Jesus disrupts and disturbs fallow lives.
He offended his people by breaking their rules,
bringing not peace but a sword
to vanquish the old ways, to unshackle the laws.
He was a dissident, an insurgent, a dent in the world.
Some who'd awaited God's final word
were disappointed, insulted, outraged.
There was no throne, just a stumbling stone
no peace before or after that day.
Your waiting is ended this Christmas morn,
a soul choice is His unending gift.
He is here. All is changed.
Now in silence He waits for you.