First He Came To Her

First He Came To Her
From First He Came To Her

Was she afraid of the pain?
Was she ready for the blood and water?
Was she mentally prepared?
And how did she handle the shame?
Suddenly branded as a wayward daughter
Was she overwhelmed and scared?

When you
Sent forth from your throne
Entrusting your only Son
To the arms of a virgin girl
Through angels and dreams
Reinforcing the seams
Of a plan that seemed so fragile

‘You shall bring forth a Son’
The Victorious One
And he leaves not a thing that he promised undone
‘Jesus shall be his name’
In obedience he came
And his love never leaves us the same as we were
But of us all
First he came to her

And what of the journey she made
Weak and vulnerable in her condition
Went across the wilderness
The physical price that she paid
Like a shadow of her son’s affliction
Sent to bear the cross for us

A light
Spreads out through this land
And there in his hand
Her finger
She is held even then in love
The gifts and the signs
Prophesied of the times
And the way
He’d free his people

‘You shall bring forth a Son’
The Victorious One
And he leaves not a thing that he promised undone
‘Jesus shall be his name’
In obedience he came
And his love never leaves us the same as we were
But of us all
First he came to her

© Caryl Archer