Today, let this earth arise & worship the Christ with a mass of tongues & merry hearts. Today, hearts are clanging like tambourines, feets are twirling for boundless joy. Today, let this earth flies the banner of God's kindness, chants the anthem of salvation. & Say, “Earth meet thy Saviour cradled in a bed of fodder.” Today, heaven breaks into smithereens of holy songs & grace drips on earth's waning tongue. Today, heaven is a bursting joy in earth's belly & a baby's cry startles a manger in Bethlehem. A pearl lies in the rubble of pebbles & the bleatings of sheep. Today, His lone star twinkles in the night sky. Light to the world groping in darkness. The way opens homeward— those who dwell in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. Let this morning of Christmas brings comfort to mournful souls & yields anchor for drowning hearts. Today, let the old & new be filled with the joy that Jesus brings. Today, the earth arises & blooms in praise. My poem too is hossana & hallelujah. Today, His peace within our hearts come full, brimming over & overflowing. Today, forever & ever.
Adesina Ajala is a 2022 Fellow of Arts in Medicine. He sent this entry from Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Twitter/IG: @adesina_ajala