Most People don’t think about Revelation 12 as part of the nativity story. I didn’t either, until my Dad pointed it out to me this evening.
Dragon breathes fire out;
Woman cries in pain
a third of the stars cast down by his tail
all baby boys slain.
The Woman flees to the wilderness
The Child is taken to God
The Woman is given wings to fly
The Child snatched above.
The dragon, the best, hurled down to the earth
Tries to drown Her with a flood
But the earth opens up and she escapes
Her babe lives on, to give his blood.