Welcome to Day 16 of our Holiday Haiku Challenge.
Today's writing prompt, purposed to inspire 17 syllables of your own, is the following quote by Charles Dickens:
"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."
(Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol)
Speaking of the Christ-child, I recently discovered an author online who wrote a series of holiday haiku two years back. Coincidentally, Luke Knight also penned a beautiful little book last year, entitled, When God was Little (download it for free!)
Here's a summary - because it all pares so beautifully with today's holiday haiku challenge, Jesus was a child.
Grown-up Jesus walked the walk. Baby Jesus crawled the crawl.
This is a small book about a big story. We’ll ask questions like these together:
How did Jesus' life start? What made Jesus so special? How does Jesus’ life potentially inform our view of the divine?
Once we start thinking about the stable, and the hay, and baby Jesus on the lam from nasty old King Herod, we begin to experience the wonder of the Christmas story. Visions of a distant, unfeeling, tyrannical God subside, and a new vision of an intentional, relatable, humble Jesus begins to inform our perspective of the divine.
Download your own free copy of When God was Little.