~To God Be The Glory~
By Jean Lewis
Another year draws to a close,
Christmas will soon be here,
with all it's bustle and good cheer,
and hope of a better year.
Come friends give thanks
to God above for without
the sacrifice he made,
what hope would we all have?
No festive joy, no Christmas Day,
no hope of life to come,
let us enjoy ourselves and
celebrate his everlasting love.
-© J.M. Lewis-
To God Be The Glory!
A Very Happy Christmas!
~If JESUS Was Born Today~
By: Linda C. Smith
If you heard the news of JESUS' birth as the shepherds did that night
Would you drop what you were doing and rush to see the wondrous sight?
Would you hurry to the nearest Best Western and ask, "where is HE?"
Only to find HIM, in the old shed out behind parking lot three?
I'm sure the bleating of all the sheep would be "disturbing the peace",
Would their meeting be illegal and their display ordered to cease?
After all, you can't have a "Nativity" in a public place,
But Satan and his reindeer can occupy almost any space.
And, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, is most surely bound to offend.
The Evil Liberties Union wants all sacred singing to end,
So all sorts of clanging, banging, moans and groans can be heard instead.
What they call music must make the Heavenly Host shudder with dread.
What of the wise men who traversed afar? Stopped at the border, I'm sure.
Delayed by the authorities because of the elements they bore.
Can you imagine CIA scratching their heads, gold, frankincense, myrrh?
Could these be mixed to create a bomb? Surely would cause quite a stir.
What of the house where HE briefly sojourned? Zoning would have a fit there.
They would need an act of congress to host the wise men with gifts so rare.
After all the taxes, could poor Joseph and Mary take HIM and flee,
To live and establish a Carpenter Shop in another country?
The further I go with these lines, the more absurd this would be today.
I'm so glad HE came when HE did, somehow it all sounds better that way.
GOD in HIS infinite wisdom chose the time and place most suitable
For the birth of HIS SON, the fulfillment of HIS WORD immutable.
© Linda C. Smith
~The Reason For The Season~
BY Ethel GG Kent
People are busy buying presents
For Christmas time is near.
Desiring to buy the perfect gift
For ones they hold so dear.
Yet, we need to remind ourselves
Of the meaning of this season.
Lest we should tend to forget
The true and real reason.
For we are celebrating
A very special birth.
When God gave His only son
To send Him to this earth.
He was born to the virgin Mary
In a humble beginning that day.
There was no room in the inn
No place for them to stay.
Then, the innkeeper remembered stables
Asking if they wanted to stay there.
The babe was wrapped in swaddling clothes
Being born with animals everywhere.
It was a grand and glorious occasion
Far and near the news spread.
For born was the baby Jesus
The blessed promise God had made.
The most perfect gift was given
That would ever be given to anyone.
This gift is the reason for the season
Jesus, God's one and only Son.
© Copyright Ethel GG Kent