Christmas is but once a year
A very special time
When families get together
And celebrate His life

To most the day is festive
To some it’s just digestive
The food is  all they came for
They just don’t know our Savior

Let love flow from you freely
As we celebrate with cheer
May you have a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Festive

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You’ll Find Him Near

I was walking down the street
In Bethlehem one day
There were crowds of people all around
And I found no place to stay
I walked a little further
To find a place to lay
And what did I discover
But a baby in some hay

The mother was so happy
The father was in awe
Then shepherds came and worshiped
And I just sat and thought
Who is this little child
That Shepherds came and saw
I asked them why they came
And their story hit me hard

They said they saw an Angel
And He said they should not fear
That a child had  been born
The Messian had appeared
And then a band of Angels
They sang  be of good cheer
Go and greet the child
You will find Him really near

When I heard their story
I bowed my head ad prayed
If this is the Messiah
I had to change my ways
I knew that  He was coming soon
And He will come to save
So I prayed for Him to touch me
When He grew in power and grace

He’s coming back again my  friend
And it could be any day
If you have not accepted Him
Be sure your not too late
Ask Him in your heart today
A simple prayer’s the only way
And He will wash your sins away
Be born again  today

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Discover

This Christmas

Amidst all of the packages
That sit under the tree
As I look around the house
Decorated in beauty
And I smell the sweet aroma
Of the up and coming feast
I can’t help but think of Him

And when the day is over
And the crowd is heading home
I will sit in my nice lounge chair
And my mind will surely roam
Perhaps I’ll take a nap
As I take some time alone
To give thanks to my Savior and Lord

Let’s lift up holy hands
To Jesus Christ our Lord
This Christmas
Let’s lift our voices high
To the one that we adore
This Christmas

Let’s fully magnify
The one who came to die
Let’s shout aloud our praise
Because He gave us life
Let’s worship the great name
Of our Savior Jesus Christ
This Christmas Day

He came to earth a babe
And in a manger lay
He gave up heavens throne
To come to earth this day
Shepherds came to worship
Wise Man kneeled and prayed
As they gave their gifts Him that day

He grew to be a man
Anointed from above
And then condemned to die
To show us of His love
He gave His life for me
His mercy is enough
This Christmas Day

Let’s lift up holy hands
To Jesus Christ our Lord
This Christmas
Let’s lift our voices high
To the one that we adore
This Christmas

Let’s fully magnify
The one who came to die
Let’s shout aloud our praise
Because He gave us life
Let’s worship the great name
Of our Savior Jesus Christ
This Christmas Day

The Shepherds Song

Quiet night
Stars shine bright
Giving light
To all below
Shepherds watching
Sheep all grazing
All not knowing
What’s in store

Suddenly
From the heavens
Angel saying
Fear thou not
Unto you
Today is born
A Savior
Christ the Lord

Then angelic
Host starts singing
Glory to God
In highest heaven
Still proclaiming
Peace on earth
Goodwill to man
Go see the child

They went to see Him
In the manger
Quiet babe
Among these strangers
Knelt to worship
Saw no danger
Praising Christ, the Lord

Glory to God, The Angels sang
Great is the Lord our God
Peace on earth, Good will to all
Is the Angels song above

When we bow down
To Christ the Lord’
For the first time
The Angel chorus
Sings out a song
In joyful glee
That one more has entered heaven

Will that be you
This Christmas day
Will you ask Christ
To be your way
Will you invite Him
In to stay
Accept His gift today
And then angels will sing again

Glory to God, The Angels sang
Great is the Lord our God
Peace on earth, Good will to all
Is the Angels song above

This Precious Gift

As Christmas cheer
Rings in my ear
I love the carol songs
They speak of Christ
This special night
And last the evening long

I see the lights
They shine so bright
As they adorn the streets
Remind me of
The star above
That wise men came to seek

All people greet
Wish words so sweet
The season of true joy
These words of love
Make me thing of
The blessed baby boy

You see everything about Christmas
Reminds me of His love
And he precious gift He brought
When He came down from above

The gift was my salvation
From all my sin and shame
Since I accepted this great gift
I’ve never been the same

His joy is overwhelming
His peace is so much more
His hope keeps me from worry
And His love fills every pore

This gift is yours this Christmas Day
If you will ask Him in
He will come into your heart
And wipe away your sin

The Gift of Love

It was anything but silent
In Bethlehem that day
The streets were full of travelers
Who finally found their way

A census had been called for
And the rules were very clear
Every man had to go back to
The tribal village through the years

Joseph lived in Nazareth
With Mary, full with child
They had to travel many days
And cover many miles

When they arrived in Bethlehem
There was no place to stay
They found a shelter for the night
In a stable filled with hay

The child was born next morning
In a manger he was laid
It seemed a normal birth to them
As the looked down at the babe

Then shepherds came and told them
Of an angel choir that night
That had come to them alone
They were fearful of the sight

The shepherds shared the words
That the angels had proclaimed
Peace on earth was come today
And goodwill to all of man

Mary smiled at hearing
The story that they told
For she knew this special child
Was the Son of God foretold

As the morning sun was rising
The baby slept in hay
Now the Son of God had come
His gift of love was here to stay

Is your heart prepared for Jesus
Have you made some room for Him
He wants to share His love with you
Oh won’t you ask Him in

A Different Scene

I can’t say i’m surprised

At all the time that’s spent

Preparing for what Christmas Day will bring

Gifts are bought galore

And food set for a feast

To those who do the work it’s maddening

 

What truly baffles me

Is the beginning this day had

And how different was the scene way back hen

A quiet manger bed

With some shepherds drawing near

No feast, few gifts gave way to praise of men

 

This Christmas take a moment

Of quiet contemplation

And leave the hustle bustle of this world

Lift up your voice in praise

Have a quiet time to think

That today we celebrate our newborn Lord

 

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Maddening