His Gift

“His Gift,” Ensign, Dec. 1987, 7

His Gift

above all

the gift

that came

this stillest night

of the year—

this gift

of king and priest,

this Word made flesh

for those with ears

to hear—

bears not the first birth


but the second,

on until the last.

His heirs know

the only way

back is onward

through air

then water

then fire.