Monday, November 27, 2006

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Come Let Us Adore Him

A dear friend gave me the book Come Let Us Adore Him ~ stories behind the most cherished Christmas Hymns, written by Robert J. Morgan. Each morning as we begin our day, the children and I are reading about one hymn. Today our hymn was "From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" by Martin Luther. The story tells of how Luther came to be married. Soon he and Katharina had a little boy. When the little Hans was five years old his father wrote the above mentioned hymn for the child. Each year as the family celebrated the birth of Jesus, they sang the hymn.

I especially like this quote by Martin Luther~
"The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human understanding." And it is truly amazing, isn't it?!