Messiah's Grand Entry
Hear me, my friends and relatives,
Hear me, all you people.
An honor is bestowed upon me to be the Master of Ceremony
to the greatest grand entry of all time.
You who walk in darkness, come to the arena where there
is great light.
The Messiah is making His way to the arena,
And His give-away to all is the good news
that will bring you much joy.
He is coming in from the east, wrapped in a star quilt
and cradled in His mother's arms.
Rise to your feet, all you people, in honor of the "Great One",
as the father and mother step to the beat of the drum.
The song that is rendered has been composed
by heavenly hands.
Coming into the arena behind the child are a host
of heavenly angels, adorned in their ceremonial garments;
behind them are the family lineage of the child, followed by
our own ancestors, dressed in their finest regalia,
Come, all you people, let us enter the arena,
dance to the beat of His song;
our time has come to celebrate,
to greet the future with traditional dignity.
This sacred circle will make us one,
for unto us a Savior is born. (Luke 2:8-11)
The Rev. Roger Scott is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. His poetic interpretation of Luke 2:8-11 draws upon his experiences from the pow wow culture within Native America. Copyright © 2007 Roger Scott. Used by Permission. Reproduction granted for use in church worship services.