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"In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ."
"In the Bleak Midwinter," by Christina G. Rossetti (1872)
Almighty God, you became small so that we might know the immensity of your love. May the smallest objects and moments of beauty remind us of your greatness. Amen.