Introductory Note:

In order to spend time with friends and family and in rest and worship this Christmastide, we are closing the Renovaré offices December 23 — January 1. We will be back to daily postings beginning on January 2

We wish you Christmas joy and every blessing of the season. 

—Renovaré Team

Sleep now, little one.
I’ll watch while you and your mother sleep.
I wish I could do more.
This straw is not good enough for you.

Back in Nazareth I’ll make a proper bed for you of seasoned wood, smooth, strong, well-pegged. 

A bed fit for a carpenter’s son. 

Just wait till we get back to Nazareth.
I’ll teach you everything I know.

You’ll learn to choose the cedar wood, eucalyptus and fir. You’ll learn to use the drawshave, ax and saw. 

Your arms will grow strong, your hands rough – like these. You will bear the pungent smell of new wood and wear shavings and sawdust in your hair. 

You’ll be a man whose life centers on hammer and nails and wood. 

But for now,
Sleep, little Jesus, sleep.

Ron Klug, Joseph’s Lullaby,” Decision, December 1973.

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