Children Following the Star on Christmas Eve

By Lawrence “Mack in Texas” Hall
For Jack and Cate (who aren’t exactly children now, except to us old folks who love them)

Good children dress warmly to watch for the star
The star of Bethlehem, the shepherds’ star
The star of the magi, true-guiding star
And more than all of these, the children’s star

If children fall asleep during the royal night
It is fitting and just; they wait for the Light –
The star has led them in its arcing flight
To worship God in Christmas’ ancient rite

Then home to a late supper, and so to their beds –
The Infant Jesus blesses our dear little sleepyheads!

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