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Refugee Christmas

From the December 12, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Mary and Joseph were refugees
Fleeing from hatred and fear.
They sought God’s protection for safety and care
For the sweet promised child they held dear, 
For Herod had vowed to murder all babes 
Who might threaten his kingship and reign.
But Joseph obeyed the guidance of God
Whom he trusted their lives to maintain.
They fled into Egypt for shelter and peace
And found there a refuge secure: 
From brutality’s tyranny, hatred, and greed, 
God’s guidance was clear and so sure.

So

Today’s refugees seeking heaven and home
Have God’s loving law of protection 
Feeding them, guarding them, showing the way,
Providing them love and affection.

The home they are seeking they already have, 
The kingdom of God that’s within them—
That kingdom of harmony, gratitude, peace,
Is heaven on earth for all men.

—Jill Gooding

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