Christmas Eve Poem: Hush

Here’s a beautiful poem by Lucinda Hynett.  It might make a wonderful introduction to worship on Christmas Eve. 


Can you hear it?
An expectant silence,
a hushed anticipation,
as if the very galaxy
is holding its breath.
There are some truths
even the stars know,
like darkness,
like loneliness
and how the night
can be a living thing.
And how once, long ago,
the night waited in wonder
along with the darkness
and the loneliness,
for the sound of a baby’s cry,
for the miraculous
to come down
to the earth mundane.

— written by Lucinda Hynett, in Alive Now.  Posted on the Liturgylink website.