Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 21, 1964 · Page 16
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D«c. 21, M 1H4 Glob«.G«*tt«, M«*«i City, I.. I *\ > <» * x '.A.'M'X. lA/itneA6e6 to //ativitu By G. ERNEST LYNCH, B.D. * J^ JS (Here is one in a series of imaginative $ I monologues by forerunners and witnesses to the f I birth of Jesus Christ; which attempt to restate i i the freshness, mystery and awe of His Advent <• and Nativity.) *•£ A Bethlehem Shepherd As anyone, hero will Icll you, I'm ii shepherd and n faithful one. My word is lionoat and f'm nnl. given (r> slory-fellintf. I've derided sheep an; not, very different from people. Unless someone walchen over them, they'll K O astray and xd into every kind of trouble. And they're never able f<> «e! (hem.selves out without help. That's what shepherds an; for. They're saviours. To us who are shepherds, it's a life we love. I've known shepherds who jjuve their lives for I heir sheep. What more c;in a man (In Hum* lay flown his life fur lluisr lie',, ». i , i • l,,vcs? '"not: 1'iir Ixilmld, I bring you - - - .-. IK "" <I li(li "« s of «' - ™t Joy, which when I was a hoy ;mtl itiiiny ;i niKht, out on these .Indian hills, I've sung Iheni by the hour. My nl 0,'ivifl n Siiviour, which is Christ I ho Lord. And this shall be a Sinn unto you: Ye shall find Ilic babe wrapped in swaddling favorite is "The Lord is my .shepherd; 1 shall m,l wanl." UN! dolh( , S| | yinf ,- in a manK ~~;i perhaps that's lit-causo I understand those words better lliati most. To think of God as the scribes Ihink is difficult for me. I have And when the *ngel had fin ishcd speaking, the most glnr ions music swcpl over us andi the hosls of heaven sang: "Glory lo God in the highest, _„, (I,, . . ... »I»M.V u> mm in uiu m(jnc.si, not the lei.rn.ng to under.stanrl and on ( .. H . (h pf ,. (( , R , )odwi ,, , ' Jehovah's holy majesly. Hul l<K\ V ar<l men " see Him as a shepherd, ihnl I! When the angels had gone, we ran understand ami .1 Is enough|. S( . t „ ,,„„„, for , hc sh ' |( for my simple nmls. | lhrcc of lls , inslcnc( , ^ ,„[ nut today I have ,, new waym^hlehem to see. what the Urd 1 <.f knowing (,od; 1 luivi! smi )>lm]>,, )( | made known to us in the face of a litlle child. H Thl! i;hil( , was , hcrc ; , n , h hardly <lare sp<-«k of it lest mrn'slnblc behind the inn. A wonder- think me mail. Anil even to mls boy-child, licirn of Mary those who trust my words 1 cannot tell the whole slory, for I am not a .scholar. I know only jilnin words and even if I could siiy all thai is in my poor head and heart, who would believe Hi; Ho slept in a manger and round him was the glow of heav wily lifilit. We knelt, give fh*nks lo Cod for His salvation and offered God would show these wonder- 0111 ' K'fls lo Ihe child: A Inmb's fill filings lo me, an ignorant l~l<'<'ce for his rolio, a (wist of shepherd? But I musl tell someone,- even (hough I be laughed at, for I have seen my .Shepherd and my Lord . 1 cannot be silent. wild flowers for n crown and a shepherd's crook to he his scepter Poor gifts |.o make but all we had. And He seemed pleased, as did His mother. . Th.'it's (ill there is to my L.it night w. were as usual .slory. 11 may not seem much to you. Hut. so long as I live I witli (he flocks oulhoso hills oul-... ,.,., Sll „„,„ „„ t 11VC , side Bethlehem s Kali'. All wns shnll nrver know such joy nnd calm mul still. Tlio she-op lay,,)™™ ;..s c;i,m- lo me last night Wild, and lh<> c-lc-;n- stiu-li«lit when 1 saw tin- very love of jjlislcni-cl on Ihr .•sleeping town <,od .smiling in (lie f;ice of Hint hclow u.s. 1,1,,.,,. t , hU( , Suddenly n urcnl li^lu sh.mcl (iood day. .sir. Thimk you for round about, u.s anil wi- wrrc li.sli-nin«. May Iho Saviour's speechless \vilh (error. Hul Ihe peace and Rooiiwill RO with ynn voice of an an«el said: 'Tear loday and always. 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