What to Expect When Mary’s Expecting

maryelizabethAn uncreated God
Of blood and skin and bone.
A Lord within a womb
Who sits on heaven’s throne.
The Father’s only Son
Who’ll nurse at Mary’s breast.
The ever-watchful King
Asleep on Joseph’s chest.
Creator of the stars,
With diapers on his bum.
The right hand of the Lord
Who’ll suck his tiny thumb.


This poem is included in my collection entitled, The Infant Priest: Hymns and Poems. If you’d like to purchase a copy, it’s now on sale to the end of 2014. Click here to purchase your copy. When you check out, enter this code, YLECQSWE, for a 25% discount. Thank you!


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2 thoughts on “What to Expect When Mary’s Expecting

  1. Rachel Whiting on said:


    Thank you. I enjoyed reading the Infant Priest and appreciate receiving excerpts appropriate to the time of the Church Year in my inbox. I homeschool my children and even incorporate some of your poetry in my children’s memory work.

    In response to your post today, I would like to share with you a meditation that I wrote on the birth of Christ. It is at the Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife blog. Here is the link: http://www.sisterdaughtermotherwife.com/2014/12/a-meditation-on-birth-of-christ.html#more

  2. Hi Rachel,
    Thank you for the kind words. I just read your meditation on the birth of Christ. It’s a beautiful tapestry of verses and images from the Scriptures. Today I finished teaching a Bible class in which we explored the OT roots of the Christmas story. You’ve done much the same in this piece, except with more of a focus upon the connections between the incarnation and atonement. Wonderfully done!

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