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

Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas to all

Of my new friends online

Where I really enjoy

Spending lots of my time

In this new WordPress world

Where you all are so kind

And welcome me into your hearts

Your writings have blessed me

In so many ways

And I’ve learned so much

From your comments each day

As I get back my health

I can honestly say

This habit helps carry me through

May your Christmas be filled

With joy unabated

And peace that flows out

To all those related

May love fill your house

Until all have decided

To make Jesus the Lord of their lives

Joseph and Mary’s Prayer

A little babe lay sleeping
In a stable filled with hay
His mom and dad were watching
For they knew this was His day

They knew He brought God’s bounty
For salvation to all men
And as He rested quietly
They prayed and bowed their heads

Saying thank you Lord for trusting us
With the gift of your own Son
Please give us wisdom daily
To raise Him as you’d want

And when He’s grown and ready
To fulfill His earthly call
Help us give Him back to you, Lord
That He can do your all

And the bounty that He brings us
Is His mercy and His grace
And the love that He bestows on us
As we lift our hearts in praise

 

 

A Christmas Prayer

The day is finally here
A day of mirth and good cheer
We’ve waited this long
And sung all the songs
That deck the halls this year

The Christmas tree shines so bright
And the houses are covered with lights
The presents are many
The foods getting ready
And soon we’ll all wake from the night

The children flock to the tree
And open their presents with glee
Paper flies everywhere
Parents laugh without a care
They just hope the children are pleased

Once all the presents are open
It’s time for the feast to begin
We sit at the table
And all who are able
Take turns as we start to dig in

Then a gentle hand says wait
Let’s take a minute to pray
So they all bow their heads
As these words are said
To give God the thanks for this day

Oh, the joy of Christmas
Glad tidings we all sing
Blessed Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings
Glory in the highest
Emmanuel is here
Let’s not forget the reason
For this special time of year

Because God sent His son
In a manger bed He lay
Such a simple start
Yet we celebrate this day
Because that little babe
Gave His life our debt to pay
And now we’re born again
If we follow in His way

There’s a hush that fills the room
As a little child says
I want to follow Him
Will you show me the way?
And right there at the table
Before the meal begins
We pray the sinner’s prayer
And that child has entered in

Oh, the joy of Christmas
Glad tidings we all sing
Blessed Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings
Glory in the highest
Emmanuel is here
Let’s not forget the reason
For this special time of year

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