~We Celebrate Birth Of Jesus~
By Ethel GG Kent
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On this date we celebrate
Of a blessed event taking place.
Which was the time a baby boy
Let the world look upon His face.
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He came long ago in Bethlehem
On a night so cold and bleak.
He was the Holy Christ-child
God sent for the world to seek.
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He came among us humbly
In a stable behind the inn.
For inside was no room for Him
It was full of the women and men.
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His blessed Mother gave birth to Him
Among all the animals there.
All of which was in God's plan
For One to come to earth, so fair.
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Coming to live among men
To be the greatest gift of all.
To always lend a helping hand
He lifts up those who fall.
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He will always live forever
This gift to mankind, God gave.
Jesus, Immanuel, The Prince Of Peace
Sent to all to heal and to save.
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~Happy Birthday, Jesus~
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© Ethel GG Kent


~The Heart of Joseph~
By Linda C. Smith
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His heart was pained, not wanting to think the worst of her,
He was a just man, not willing to make her suffer.
What was this news that she was found to be with child, now?
How could this be? Could it be a cruel mistake, somehow?
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He was simply a laborer, carpentry, his trade.
Likely barely able to get by with what he made.
Yet GOD knew he would be a good husband for Mary
To bear a load too great for her alone to carry.
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His heart was tender to the voice of GOD in a dream,
Saying, ďFear not to take MaryÖĒ hard as it may seem.
He didnít waste one moment thinking any longer,
But did as he was bidden; his faith was made stronger.
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His heart was very patient, laboring day by day.
He had a new wife, yet he didnít know her that way~
His heart was concerned about the long rough traveling,
And the crowded town where everyone was registering.
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His heart was steadfast during the hours of her travail.
When at last the birth over, she lay weary and pale,
Fulfilling GODís word of THE SON born of a virgin.
His heart was amazed as he ushered the shepherds in.
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Iím sure the heart of Joseph was never quite the same~
Thinking of the miracle of how the Saviour came!
This CHRISTmas may thoughts of that miracle bring you joy
As the heart of Joseph thrilled to see GODís little boy!
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© Linda C. Smith


~A Happy Christmas~
By Jean Lewis
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Do you see Him in the cradle,
where the ox and straw have lain,
the Babe worshipped by angels,
in human form once came.
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Miracle most holy,
that God himself had planned,
his Son, Jesus Christ the Lord,
would be born and become man.
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Let us give thanks and worship,
Lord Jesus our Saviour,
at Christmas time and every day
throughout the coming year.
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© J.M. Lewis December 2004











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