'Twas the Night Before Christmas
And all through the House,
Not a Creature was Stirring,
Except of course for our Wisemen,
who were still Discerning their Direction...
When what to their Wandering Eyes should appear?
But the Star they'd been searching for from yonder and near!
Wiseman #1: Do you see what I see?
Wiseman #2: Yes #1! It's a star, a star, with a tail as big as a kite!
Wiseman #3: Could this be the Star of Bethlehem that we have been searching for all this time?
Tallest Wisemen Ever: (in unison) Why yes it is!
Wiseman #3: Oh my Goodness! Do you hear what I hear?
Wiseman #2: Yes #3! It's a song, a song, high above the trees,
with a voice as big as the sea!
Tallest Wisemen Ever: (in unison) LOOK UP!
Wiseman #1: WOW. You are the tallest Wise Ones Ever!
Tallest Wisemen Ever: (in unison) We are here to show you the Story.
You see, we carry it with us at all times.
On your right you see the shepherds keeping watch over their fields by night.
In the middle you see Mary and Joseph and the Baby Jesus, born in a manger,
and on the left you see where you, the Wise Men, bring fine gifts to the King.
This is where you fit into the story.
Wiseman #1: Oh Your Most Majestic Scenicness,
if only we could have the story painted on us,
perhaps we would not forget every year.
Tallest Wisemen Ever: (in unison) Ahh, but that is our story.
We are here as a reminder of how God entered history and
to help you see that we all inhabit that sacred story in some way.
We help to keep the past and the future in mind as you live in the present.
Wiseman #2: Wow! So, do you know where our story leads?
Tallest Wisemen Ever: (in unison) Do you know what we know? A child, a child waits for you in the cold, you shall bring him frankincense, myrrh and gold!
Wiseman #3: Oh joy is ours!
Wiseman #1: Listen to what I say! Pray for peace people everywhere!
Wiseman #2: The child, the child, sleeping in the night,
He will bring us goodness and light!
Wiseman #3: Oh I can't wait! Let us hurry to meet our King!
May the Wise Men find their way to their King!
May we all discover our gifts in this holy season!
May we all realize how much God loves us as our stories continue to unfold.
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!