EmmanuelFrom the cave of darkness a baby comes to light. In the nick of time, eternity tonight. In a world of error a perfect child is birthed. In the midst of terror, peace arrives on earth. In the chill of winter dawns this blazing son. To a world of sinners comes this sinless one. In a land of chaos speaks this single Word whose voice can raise the dead, whose promise can be heard. Even as he cries sleepers stir beneath the sod for nothing is impossible with God. Poem by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell was published in Christian Century, Dec 12, 2011. “Epiphany” image by artist Janet McKenzie, http://www.janetmckenzie.com/.