O, Great Mystery

In a former life, I had the wonderful experience of singing great music. One such piece of great music was set to the beautiful, ancient poem O Magnum Mysterium. Here are the words... O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentem in praesepio! Beata virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Chirstum. Alleluia.

Which translates to...

O Great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals could see the newborn Lord, lying in a manger. Blessed is the virgin womb who was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia.

The mystery can get lost in the bows and ribbons, the food and the friends. It's good to take a second and peer through the pretty Christmas and stare, trembling at the mysterious, messy, marvelous advent of our Lord. What humility and mystery that our King wasn't first viewed by dignitaries, but donkeys. Not the important, but the animals. Let the mystery and music help you wonder at the humility of our Savior King.