Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


REASON TO REJOICE
by Sandy Babb

Long ago, early one morn

A tiny babe, a Savior, was born

His mother, Mary, cradled Him close to her breast

Never dreaming how He would bless

His father, Joseph, stood gazing by her side

In wonder, awe, and fatherly pride

Shepherds who abode in a field far away

Saw a star, an angel, and they left before break of day

To follow the star shinning in the East

To gaze upon the Savior, born among beasts

Wise men traveled from afar

Bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh in a jar

There was a wicked man, Herod, a King

Who would not stop at any thing

To destroy the work that God had done

By sending to earth His only Son

God warned Joseph in a dream

Of the plans of that wicked King

A hasty escape to Egypt was made

Where they abode until Herod in his grave was laid

Divine direction came to them there

To take the child to Israel

But there reigned, Archelaus, in Herod’s stead

So they turned aside into parts of Galilee without fear or dread

They came to dwell in a city called Nazareth that prophecy might be fulfilled

Just as God said, just as He willed

Jesus was called a Nazarene

An unlikely title for a heavenly King

The child, Jesus, waxed and grew strong

Which was God’s plan all along

This was the humble beginning of His ministry

A divine plan to set men free

From the wages of sin

By a tiny babe, redemption entered in

God paved the way for you and me

To be ransomed and set free

The Christmas story is about more than a baby, manger, and stable

It’s about how God made us able

To dwell with Him in heaven for eternity

His wondrous love, no greater there be

So the next time you gaze upon the manger scene

As you deck your house in boughs of green

Let them remind you that long ago

God’s only Son came because He loves you so

His love is unconditional, everlasting, and true

And may this Christmas it be real to you

May you be deeply blessed

In the new and coming year

Rejoice! Our King and Savior is here!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Blessings,

Miss Sandy



9 comments:

Mildred said...

Blessed Christmas morn to you also Miss Sandy.

bluemuf said...

A very Merry Christmas to you Miss Sandy and your family. I hope that today and always will be full of love, peace and hapiness.

Hugs Karen

Barbara H. said...

A very special Christmas to you and yours!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I hope your Christmas was wonderful and best wishes for 2009..

KathyB. said...

AMEN ! I opened the package from you on Christmas day, how lovely ! And thank-you very much ! The bird's nest pin is even prettier than the blog picture showed it to be, and the snowflake ornament is too! You're so talented.

Susie said...

Sandy that is a lovely poem and oh so true! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Great poem...I think I learned something new so must be off to check my scriptures...nothing like some mind-stretching first thing of a Sunday morning.

Something awfully dear arrived in yesterday's post. I'll be sharing it tomorrow.

kathy said...

SAndy - wishing you a blessed New year -- Oh how I love my gifties -- trying to download pics and get them posted = You are truly precious in his sight -- as well as a special blog friend -
Hugs -- Kathy - ga

Claudie said...

Just stopping in to say hello and Happy New year Miss Sandy.
I do love your blog but it's 1:00 am and I must get to bed.
Claudie from Canada

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