On the first night of Hanukkah, an angel appeared
To Miriam in Nazareth and said, ‘Have no fear.’
You are highly favored so please don’t frown
The ‘appointed time’ for heaven come to earth is now.
God favored Miriam above all others
She would become Immanuel’s mother
The Spirit of God placed a baby in her womb
And Miriam worshiped El Elyon with a tune.
She ran to the hills, her cousin surprised
Miriam not only saw it in her eyes,
But, jumping in her womb Elisheva’s baby
Made is clear Miriam was a special lady.
Yosef feared to make Miriam his bride
He was confused as to why she would tell him a lie.
But an angel came to him in a dream
Saying, “Things aren’t always as they seem.”
He told Yosef to name his coming son
Yeshua, the name of ‘salvation’ for everyone.
The name was given from God Most High
His heavenly Father he would glorify.
Now, the king of the land wanted to count
How many men in his kingdom; he needed an amount.
So Yosef and Mary riding a donkey they went
Miles and miles to the town of Bethlehem.
Miriam’s baby was born one night
In swaddling cloths she wrapped him tight.
In a sukkah with hay he lay sound asleep
Not once did he struggle or make a peep.
Shepherds were grazing temple sheep on a hill
When they heard voices that gave them a chill.
Above the Migdal Eder an angel throng
Shared the good news of Messiah with a song.
“From the highest heaven to the nations on earth
Shalom to you and go view the birth;
Salvation in flesh for everyone to see.”
They ran and worshipped him on bended knee.
Eight days later and circumcision the rite
Yosef named the infant in everyone’s sight.
As he was told by the angel sent from above
He named him ‘Yeshua’ with his Father’s love.
Many months after arrived some faraway kings
Who brought the boy Yeshua some special things.
Resin of myrrh, frankincense, and gold
For the new king of Isra’el they wanted to behold.
The days of Sukkot were the time of his birth.
The Living Yeshua still brings shalom to the earth.
He brings hope and forgiveness to me and to you
And remains forever the King of the Jews.
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