“They have not chosen me,” he said,

“They have not chosen me,” he said,
“But I have chosen them!”
Brave — Broken hearted statement —
Uttered in Bethlehem!

I could not have told it,
But since Jesus dared —
Sovereign! Know a Daisy
They dishonor shared!

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  1. Dan says:

    [MY PERSONAL INTERPRETATION IS IN BRACKETS BELOW EACH LINE]

    They have not chosen me,” he said,
    “But I have chosen them!”
    [JESUS’ FOLLOWERS DO NOT CHOSE HIM FIRST; PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS BECAUSE HE FIRST CHOSES & EMPOWERS THEM.]

    Brave—Broken hearted statement—
    Uttered in Bethlehem!

    [A Brave Statement Because: JESUS WAS VERY BOLD TO TELL HIS FOLLOWERS THAT IF IT WERE NOT FOR HIS CHOOSING THEM, HIS DISCIPLES WOULD NEVER CHOOSING TO FOLLOW HIM.]

    [A Broken-Hearted Statement Because: JESUS WAS BORN, EXPRESSING HIS COMPASSIONATE HEART, AS HE CAME TO BETHLEHEM TO LATER BE BROKEN FOR OUR SINS AT HIS CRUCIFIXION.]

    I could not have told it,
    But since Jesus dared—
    Sovereign! Know a Daisy
    They dishonor shared!

    [EMILY DICKINSON COULD NOT HAVE SHARED THE STORY OF JESUS WITH US, BUT SINCE HER SOVEREIGN LORD JESUS DID, SHE WANTS US TO KNOW THIS: THE PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH WHO SHARED LIFE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST AND THEN REJECTED HIM — DISHONORED A LOVELY FLOWER. IT WAS A DAISY THEY SHARED AND DISHONORED.

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