SO for Saturdays I’m going to be doing a special video poem type thingy.
Today’s is *DRUM ROOOLLLLL* RAP !!!!
WHAT?!?! You say. YOU CAN RAP?!!?
Nope. Not really. Buuut if you wanna watch me try to rap, you can go HERE and watch me bumble through this beautiful song.
OR you can just read it here 😉
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree
That a census should be taken from Rome to galilee
So everyone from everywhere went up to be
Home, whether that was in the desert or the sea
Now Mary was a gal who needed to talk with someone wise
Because God had revealed to her that inside her was the life
Of Immanuel, and so she went to her Aunt’s, away from prying eyes,
Found out auntie was expecting a prophet then wrote a song in that God is glorified
So Joseph was a carpenter, a man of David’s line
And he had to go to Bethlehem to be with his own kind
He was engaged to Mary, who would have seemed out of line
Except that she was preggo through the spirit, a fact ignored by many minds.
Now while they were there the time came for the baby to be born
But everywhere they looked was full, hostile forlorn.
They thought they just weren’t gonna make it to the morn
But someone jumped in quick and offered ‘em a barn.
Suddenly their calm was interrupted by a crowd
Of a group of shepherds singing God’s praise aloud
Then and there they excitedly explained how
A host of angels had come and told ‘em to come now
Joseph and Mary were told how they were watching their flocks by night
When all of sudden there appeared a great light
And how those despised in other men’s sight
Were the first to hear that this babe was the God of wonder and might.
When Mary heard all these things said about her son
That he was the messiah, she the chosen one,
And that he was a king who would sit upon God’s throne
She stored these things in her heart, a place hers and God’s alone.
Now a while later after they got set up with a place
Magi came bearing expensive gifts and exuberant praise
After following a star in the east for many, many days
But they had to leave by a different way because the king had gone insane
One night an angel came to Joseph in a dream and escape they must
So they ran off, leaving Judea in the dust
Word got round that the king was killing babies because he had no trust
But eventually in the ground he was laid to rust.
Now I doubt that Mary and Joseph knew at the time of delivery
That the baby who came into the world would shake all of history
Or that two thousand years later he would still get all glory
But wild and crazy as this all may seem it’s all part of a very true story.