May I introduce my newest friend the Angel Xavier? He is joyous, boisterous,
mysterious, mischievous, full of fun, always on the run from here to there and back again.
But I should warn you Xavier,,. sometimes has problems with behavior.
He’s often late or forgets completely, then he’ll call out meekly,
“I’m sorry, but skating on the crystal cloud was as smooth as vanilla ice-cream today,”
Hanging upside down, or dancing at the edge of high dark sky, he’s often in danger of falling split-splat, but even worst than that—in the angel choir he sometimes sings …just a little flat.
His robe is always ragged and the green striped socks, sagged, his belt’s a rope,
the elder angels almost despair. Is there any hope for Xavier?
It’s time, it’s time, it’s almost time. The amazing Star moving in a straight line
toward Bethlehem. Shepherds are sleepy in the fields, sheep cuddled close after their evening meal, stars are dancing high and free, the Heavenly Host singing, Come and See,,.The Baby in the manger comes for you and me.
And Xavier, Look and See—He’s in the front row, dressed in a new golden robe
and singing on key…
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST
AND PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOOD WILL
JOYCE CARR STEDELBAUER’S NEW BOOK FROM HIGH TIDE PUBLISHER’S IS AVAILABLE NOW.
THE ANGEL’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION.
XAVIER is the main character and helps you tell the traditional Christmas Story from the Angels perspective. This alphabet poem is illustrated with exciting scenes followed by coloring pages and questions for reflection on “The Greatest Story ever told.”
JCS is an award winning poet and author of 5 previous books for adults, children.