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Visitor’s Voices of Central Catholic 2013


Gerrit van Honthorst
Adoration of the Shepherds
Gallery 24
Torrence Price

Miracle of Life

Up above the world in the clouds,

He sends down his blessing in the form golden wings.

In her arms she holds a new life –

This baby’s every breath a miracle

As observed by all surrounding them.

The family gazes in admiration

As their new-found addition peers back.

Angels float down to bless the baby,

Yet no one but the mother can see the luminous beings.

Who is this baby and this family?

Is it Jesus born in the manger to Mary and Joseph?

Or just a baby born to a family of farmers?

Either way the heavens have opened to honor this occasion,

This mother of her new child excited at this joyous time,

And all those gathered here today are in awe of His grandeur.