SHEPHERDS STOOD WATCH
by Rose Graves
Three shepherds stood upon a hill,
standing guard, the night so still.
Dim and quiet the sky was clear
Calm with not a thing to fear.
Thoughts of wonder filled their minds
as a star burst forth, bright it shined.
Not long did they sit in awe
for an angel is soon what they saw.
Words of comfort he spoke to them,
of a baby born in Bethlehem.
An event that would define a miracle,
and illuminate all things spiritual.
Those shepherds wouldn’t waste any time,
Leaving their sheep to travel through grit and grime.
So to bear witness that the son of God,
‘twas born on earth, weary roads to trod.
He’d change the world sharing hope and peace,
the Savior’s come and joy will increase.
Christ the Lord, born that night.
A Gift for man of wondrous Light.