Wondrous Night


A mother cries out in pain
As her son’s life begins
Unsure of what the future holds
Trusting in her God

Heaven and earth are joined
The stars themselves rejoice
This child is so much more
Than what he seems

Mary and Joseph accept the gift
But do not know the full story
Their son will save the world
If only it will let him

This wondrous night of so long ago
Was the first act of His play
Innocent baby born to this place
The promise of greater things to come

Composition Date: July 18th, 2009

Holli’s Notes:
Merry Christmas!


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.