Giving in Secret
The world took no notice of them
a donkey carrying a pregnant teenager
a husband bent with fear
furiously begging for shelter.
The reporters and photographers
never came to witness him
the press thought nothing of it
our king born where they won't go.
We yearly dramatize the humble scene
and decorate our homes for show
we spend and throw our dollars around
and sing carols to unknown neighbors.
The small little family calls us
to God's heart of hearts
where there is no recognition or reward
but love's ongoing thanksgiving.
We are invited to live as midwives
as stage managers and servants hidden
in the back rooms and dark back stages
always grateful for the love.