Remember

The baby in the manger
The shepherds in the field
The wise men and their gifts
The angel in the heavens
The star shines up above
Mary bows her head
Joseph standing tall

The pageant is before us
As Christmas day does near
Maybe in the town square
Or in our church so dear

Usually little children
Act out the yearly scene
Showing us the Christ child
The way that it would seem

But do we really see Him
The King of Kings is He
Lord of all the heavens
Filled with God’s mercy

Do we bow before Him
Repenting of our sins
Do we give Him honor
And ask Him to come in

Come in to all our failures
Come in to all our pain
Come in to rescue us
And save us once again

This Christmas as you watch
The pageant and the show
Remember that this child
Is the one who saves your soul
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In response to the daily prompt

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Bethlehem

What yonder star is shining bright
What wonder in this dazzling light
That splits the sky and stills the night
The star of Bethlehem

It shines down on a manger’s hay
Where just a small newborn does lay
His mother and his father pray
This night in Bethlehem

An angel comes to fields afar
He tells the shepherds of the star
The leave their flocks and travel far
To little Bethlehem

This world will never be the same
Since the night this baby came
The call Emmanuel His name
This day in Bethlehem

And he will reign o’er all the earth
For all creation knows His worth
We all rejoice to praise His birth
Way off in Bethlehem

So lift you’re voices high this day
Give Jesus Christ all of your praise
He came down this world to save
To chosen Bethlehem

 

Jesus, You Are My Life

Jesus
You are my Light
You brought me out of darkness
Out of a deep pit
My sin stained life was bound for hell
You shed your light
On all my transgressions
You asked me to come out
Come out of darkness
Into your Light
Now I can walk in the Light
Your Light
The Light of life

Jesus
You are my breath
All that I once breathed
Was dying and decayed
It did not nurture my body for good
But brought evil in
I was bound for that evil place
But you breathed into me
Your Holy Spirit came alive
Inside me
Now breath fresh air
Your breath
The Breath of life

Jesus
You are my bread
I have feasted on leaven
The leaven that destroys my soul
The things I have eaten
Dig deep into my life
They overwhelm me at times
And carry me away to sin
But you offer me bread
That makes me a new creation
No longer bound to sin
But to grace and mercy
Deep within
Now I eat of your manna
Your bread
The Bread of life

Jesus
You are my water
I was thirsting in the desert
Crawling for just a sip of relief
My lips parched
From the vinegar of this world
Then you brought me water
Living water that will never be quenched
Spring flowing from within
Filling me with refreshing
Flooding me with joy
Your water of life

Jesus
You are my life
Before I was walking astray
Not able to find my way
Lost in darkness
Lungs wheezing to breathe
Body aching from malnourishment
But you brought me Light
And Breath
And Bread
And Water
Now I live
For you
Because you gave me life
And you are my life

This Child

We approach this season with anticipation
Our hearts burst forth with exhilaration
Each day is filled with great expectation
For Christmas Day to come

When I was young it was presents galore
That I would dash across the floor
To receive many gifts I would adore
When Christmas Day had come

But now the day is filled so much more
With that blessed hope and eternal joy
The Child that came is Christ my Lord
My Savior that has come

Let’s not forget what God has done
By sending us His only Son
To die upon a cross alone
To bear our sins away

Oh what love He has for you
That he would bear your sins for you
This Christmas make Him Lord of all
This Child has come for you

In response to the daily prompt

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Unexplainable

Sometimes I can explain and other times I can’t
The science of this world is not enough
It can only go so far
To explain the sun and stars
But just cannot explain my Father’s love

They say it was a big bang that started everything
And all creation came from not a thing
But then they say that something
Cannot come from nothing
It seems they just can’t grasp a lot of things

Perhaps it was a big bang that began the world we know
It happened in the blink of an eye
The Father spoke the Word
Let there be Light was heard
And all the universe came into sight

But to explain a Father that would give His only Son
To die a painful death upon a tree
To save a sinful soul
To come and make us whole
I can’t explain His ardent love for me

So when you talk of science and logical response
Just remember that He died to give you life
It just does not make sense
For God to recompense
This kind of love for one’s who cause Him strife

We all were sinners lost with no hope for future life
Hell and it’s torture was our destiny
But God did send His Son
He was the only one
Who could give eternal life to you and me

So today I ask you please to put aside that hardened heart
And accept what Jesus did for you and me
Because science can’t explain
His purpose and His plan
It’s faith that will decide your destiny

You Overwhelm Me Jesus

You overwhelm me Jesus
Every day that I’m alive
You give me every breath
You give sight to my eyes
You make the birds to sing
You cause the sun to rise
You overwhelm me Jesus
Because you give me life

You overwhelm me Jesus
I’m captured by your grace
Whenever i face hardships
I long to see your face
And when I’m down and dreary
You listen when I pray
You overwhelm me Jesus
In many different ways

You overwhelm me Jesus
I’ll lift my voice in praise
Because you are my Savior
My hands to you are raised
I’ll worship in the spirit
I’ll lift your holy name
You overwhelm me Jesus
Your wonders I’ll proclaim

In response to the daily prompt

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Maybe Then

Maybe if I’d take the time to seek His way
Maybe if I’d take the time to humbly pray
Maybe if I’d give to Him my life this day
Maybe then I’d find the peace He gives

Maybe if I wouldn’t be so stuck on me
Maybe if I’d come to Him down on my knee
Maybe if I’d take to Him my ardent plea
Maybe then I’d know the joy He gives

It’s all about Him and not about me
It’s all about grace and His mercy
It’s all about love given oh so free
It’s all about Jesus, all about Jesus

Maybe if I’d set my gaze upon His face
Maybe if I’d try to understand His grace
Maybe if I’d see the price that He has paid
Maybe then I’d know the love He gives

He gave all that He had
His blood was spilled for me
He bore the cross of shame
All to set me free

It’s all about Him and not about me
It’s all about grace and His mercy
It’s all about love given oh so free
It’s all about Jesus, all about Jesus

Treasures in Heaven

I used to seek fame and fortune
My friends were what mattered to me
I’d laugh and I’d smile
I was high all the while
In their favor I wanted to be

Now my life values are different
Pleasing God is what matters to me
The one that I seek
Is truly unique
Just like Christ know want to be

This world has some treasures of dust
Their future is dim and bleak
What I will lay up
Will not corrupt
It is treasures in heaven for me

In response to the daily prompt

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