“A Manger Throne”: An Advent Poem

Hebrews 2:9a, 14a, 16 say, “But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus….Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things….For surely it is not angels he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham.”

Here’s a poetic reflection on those verses.

“A Manger Throne”
December 7, 2012

Not for the seraphim did God
Say to his only Son,
“At last the moment has arrived,
The rescue has begun.”

Not for the cherubim did Christ
Descend to fallen earth
And take unto himself a state
Beneath infinite worth.

But for the seed of Abraham,
For those with flesh and bone,
For us the King was born and placed
Inside a manger throne.


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