The Nativity

redflowerAn Aztec story of the Nativity

The angels came down from the sky like birds. Their voices were bells. They sounded like flutes. “Praise God in heaven, alleluia.”

They came flying out of the sky, singing, “Peace on earth, alleluia.”

Sweet-smelling song-flowers were scattering everywhere, falling to earth in a golden rain. “Let’s scatter these golden flowers, alleluia.”

The flowers are heavy with dew, and the dew is filled with light, shining like jewels in Bethlehem. “Alleluia.”

Heart flowers, plumelike bell flowers, red cup flowers. They’re beaming with dawn light, they’re shining like gold. “Alleluia.”

Emeralds, pearls, and red crystals are glowing. They’re glistening. It’s dawn. “Alleluia.”

Jewels are spilling in Bethlehem, falling to earth. “Alleluia.”

John Bierhorst, translation, Spirit Child: A Story of the Nativity (William Morrow and Company, 1984), 8.

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About Sharon Ely Pearson

Editor and Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated
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