Was this the child?

baby-jesusWas this the child?

by Austin Jepson

December 21, 2016


A winter night,

Quiet and calm;

A stable warmed

By animals.


A baby born

And wrapped in love,

And shepherds knelt

To worship.


Was this the child

Prophesied of old,

A Messiah and Savior

For the people?


Was this the child

Who would become

The King of Kings,

The Lord of Hosts?


Was this the child

Who would be nailed

To a cross

And die for us?


Was this the child

Who would atone for sin

And rise from the grave

So that all could live?


This is God’s son,

God’s gift to man.

How will we honor

And show our respect?


Kindness and love,

Worth more than myrrh,

Friendship more than frankincense,

Goodness more than gold.


What will we bring

To lay at his feet?

Now we all must ask,

Was this the child?

About author

Austin Jepson

I am a non-verbal boy with autism. I was adopted by the Jepsons at age seven. Prior to that, I lived in foster care for 2 years. My original family could not take very proper care of me and I was taken from their home. My memories of them are still alive, though, and I love them, even though they had problems. My life now is better. My mom and dad love me and so do my brothers. I am lucky for that. As I am planning on going to college some day, writing in this blog is great practice. I hope you like it. Maybe you will learn something about autism. I hope so.

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    Todd Ogden says

    Awesome Austin. Thanks for this.

    Merry Christmas Jepson fam!

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