Mary and Jo Part 23

Today is the twenty third day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry. Today’s chapter is another brand new one.

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Look at the this roof Jo my dear, such beauty there. Mary smiled her special smile it had the power to beguile. Mary and Joseph, hand in hand walked among the flowers in this holy land.

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Herod paced his palace surveying all he owned, the gold, the precious stones, the tapestries and tables of food that groaned. Three days ago he’d sent out his troops with a task they did abhor. To kill all boys born within a year or more.

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The women screamed the father’s fought all hell was let loose. Stupid Herod had done himself no good, most wanted his head in a noose.

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Where were those three guys from magi.com they had promised him information where were they hiding where had they gone.

They were staying in a plush hotel waiting for the birth , they had already made up their minds to give Herod a wide birth.

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Meanwhile Mary and Jo return from their walk they lay down so Mary can rest. Soon Mary is sleeping in his arms, Jo hugs her and swears for her and his son he’ll do his very best.

Mary and Jo part 12

Today is the twelfth day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry.

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The three young men from magi.com had stopped off at the duty free earlier that day. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were the gifts they had decided to bring with them. After a long discussion the decided gold was a gift fit for a king. Frankincense also a worthy gift to take to him.
Myrrh also, a bitter perfume, the present may seem full of gloom but this young babe is going to make our world bloom.
These gifts they bare are to show this new king that they are aware. The future holds nothing but pain until he is reunited with his father again.
“Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying then closed in a stone cold tomb. The span of human life is over so soon. Mused, Melchior “His mothers heart will bleed she has sown a bitter seed” said Balthasar. “Yet we must celebrate his birth for he comes to save all of us on earth” replied Gaspar.
These three kings from the orient are tired they have travelled so far following the star. Their limousine pulled up outside their hotel, who’s for a drink guys asked Gaspar I need to get that creep Herod out of my head!

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Mares looking into the future

Mares was a resting, sitting in a comfy chair wondering what her life would be like when her child was here. Jo was in the garden talking with Gabriel, that amazing angel had more important news to tell.

Will her baby really be the saviour of man, will he have a strange life and die the worst of deaths known to man. All things were frightening all things seemed too much but overriding all these fear she longed for this baby and it’s touch.

Annya had just been with her and told her all was well but she needed to rest as her blood pressure was as high as hell. Annya was going out  but Irena was around again Mares counted her blessing for this little haven Jo had found.

The children had been in earlier they had been singing songs. Mares loved it when they came and made a happy throng. They had told her of the lady down the street who had been busy knitting for the babe she had yet to meet.  Mares remembered the lady she had arthritic  hands, mares had wanted to straighten her fingers and help her as the lady was so sweet.

Jo and Gabe talking

Jo and Gabe were outside talking, they had things to discuss. Gabe was telling Jo of Herod and that as soon as Mares had, had the child and was ready they should leave Bethlehem without any fuss. Gabe told Jo that Herod was a bad man without a conscience at all and that to make sure there was no king to usurp him he would slay all children under one ,yes he would slay them all.

Then he had some good news about three good and wise men who would visit them soon. They had bought some strange gifts for the baby and they would have news of Herod too. They were clever  men and he would like them all three. OH! Yes there would be shepherds they were coming from the pastures above the town they also wanted the baby to see. They were also bringing a gift of some of their sheep .  “Sheep !” said Jo, “Sheep , do you mean live ones we can keep?? ”

Gabe looked at Jo, at the behind his eyes and he said “come on Jo don’t panic now I know it all sounds bad. But you will find along the way that good times are to be had” Jo really was not sure it all seem far too big “come on ” smiled Gabe  you are going to sail this gig.

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the children were whispering

The children were whispering, whispering the good news. They would go and visit soon in groups and maybe ones and twos! They were excited at the whisper of the imminent new birth they knew he was different but as yet they did not know his worth.

The adults were intrigued some of the teachers even got rather peeved no one was paying attention in class and all you got out of them was this story if you had a chance to ask? The grown ups should of listened more, but that is the grown ups’ way. They really should of listened as the children had so much of importance to say.

whispering the news

The children of the staff at the Hotel Delph had been the first to know a king was to be born. Yet not a king of worldly worth.

The grown ups tried to hide them from the children’s stare  but when Mares and Jo saw the children they were happy for them to be there. The staff thought this was lovely, yes it really was just great free child care all day everyday even if it was short term, especially at zero rate.

Now I know this may seem rather funny and I know it is not nice  but all the cockroaches , the rats and tiny mice all decided that while Mares and Jo were there they would disappear. The cleaners were delighted and so were the cooks they could not believe the fact that every where was sparkling every cranny and every nook.

fending off queries from herod.com

Our three astronomers where comfortable on their plane and Balthasar was fending off  herod.com again. This guy is becoming a nuisance this guy is bad for sure the way he had made them give their word they would inform him of their findings, and lay it at his door.

There was something unclean about him,something hard and mean they all thought that they would not do business or have dealings with him again!

Meantime at Herods office in Judia of all places, he was actually the guy who wanted everyone’s taxes and to know of all male births maybe now you can fill in the spaces. As I was saying at Herods’ HQ things were hotting up he decided to send spies out far and wide he did not want a new king who could get the populous on his side!

Back in David’s room, Mares and Jo were holding court the children had all brought their pets and Mares was delighted at what they had brought. There were dogs and cats and mice even a gerbil too and believe it or not a tiny pig I kid you not, it is true.

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the talk of the staffroom

It was the talk of the staffroom everyone was interested in the young couple staying in David’s’ room.

Have they got enough linen asked the housekeeper Jean, if there is a baby due she will need towels and sheets warm and clean. Have they eaten the cook wanted to know, they are resting now, well when they are hungry just let me know.

Isn’t Irena  a midwife, wasn’t that her job in her old home, she can help them if help they need. Everyone was interested everyone wanted to help this young couple in need.

Jo was relaxing watching a film so relieved they had somewhere to stay. Mares was luxuriating in a bubble bath soaking all her aches and pains away.

Outside miles up in the dark night sky a brand new star shone out on high. It is a strange thing but everyone who saw would insist it was stationary and would move no more.

In the east boarding a plane, three royal, eminent, astrologers  where heading for Bethlehem. The had been researching the new star, for months now they had been watching it from afar.

They had been working together for a while now and called themselves Magi.com a name that had style. Sharing the secret that a new king was to found under this star light.They wanted to meet him, to pay homage as is right.

They had a competitor Herod.com and so he was someone the facts of their journey  were kept from.

So with the staff busy but wanting to help and the star shining down the hotel Delph  we leave our Jo and Mares to get some peace, as soon somewhere to sleep will be of their troubles the least!

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