The Innkeeper — a Poem

This is a beautiful story about the innkeeper from the Christmas story. The account in John Piper’s poem is fictional, but it points out in a dramatic way “how quickly we pass over” the brief statement about Herod killing the children in Bethlehem. There were real people living in Bethlehem. They had real lives. They had real families with real babies. And those babies died violently that day. I imagine some of the parents did also as they fought to protect their children.

Published on Dec 11, 2012
A fireside reading of John Piper’s Christmas poem, a holiday gift from Crossway Books and Desiring God.
A Citygate Films Production

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