A poem

Mary told us that she heard a voice,
As she went about her daily chores,
Giving her scant reason to rejoice –
Neighbours like to spread a tale, of course.
Is it true that she responded thus:
Fiat mihi as your word has said”?
I would surely make more of a fuss:
Couldn’t God have waited till we’d wed?
All the same, she thought it for the best:
Through her seed all people would be blessed.

David T. Koyzis, May 2011


  • David Koyzis is a Global Scholar with Global Scholars Canada. He is the author of the award-winning Political Visions and Illusions (2nd ed., 2019) and We Answer to Another: Authority, Office, and the Image of God (2014). He has written a column for Christian Courier since 1990.

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