God's Chosen Ones

Why did you choose Mary, Lord
To bear your only Son?
Each Hebrew girl's hope--
she alone did fulfill
And gave birth to the promised One.

Why did you choose shepherds, Lord
To worship the newborn king?
Just simple folk, poor and unlearned,
But they heard the angels sing.

Why did you choose us, Lord
To receive your gift of love?
Though truly unworthy,
with joy we accept
Our Savior, the Lord above.
(John 3:16)

© Paula Kirkpatrick, 2014