Wednesday Riff: Common

I wonder how much we have
in common with Jesus?
We were born, as wide-eyed wonders,
We cried, we cooed and giggled,
We were fed and we filled our nappies,
Grew into curious tumbling toddlers,
Became children, playing and learning,
Turned into teenagers and hit puberty.
I wonder how much we have
in common with Jesus?
We ate and drank,
We washed and slept,
Worked and sweated and sighed,
Bantered with friends and enemies,
Had our favourite places and tasty food,
Felt troubles and loneliness and loss,
Enjoyed the good surprises,
Survived the shocking ones.
I wonder how much we have
in common with Jesus?
With our blood cells and nerve endings,
Our bruises and stubbed toes,
Our hoping and dreaming and longing.
Our sense of humour and one-to-ones.
God became a human being and
Stepped into flesh and bone,
The glory of God… a person fully alive,
The wonder of a suffering servant,
A prince of peace and a man of sorrows,
One in a billion, coming up-close and personal,
To each and every human heart.

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