This post is very personal to me…I’ve written a short poem and while I’m certainly not a profound or gifted writer of poetry, it’s what I will offer as the blessing that usually is given before the dinner that we eat on Christmas Day.
The reason that it is so personal is that not everyone present at the meal knows Christ as their personal savior, and it is intended as a ‘seed’ planted that perhaps will then be watered later on by someone and then harvested at the time God purposes… and I know that this will be so because of His love, His grace and His promise that…”Thy and thy household shall be saved”.
I know that the Holy Spirit is at work in the lives of friends, relatives and loved ones when we pray for their Salvation.
So I humbly offer this poem as a Christmas Blessing.
A long time ago the Prophet Isaiah said
Behold the Lord shall give you a sign
A virgin shall bring forth a son
It was the Lord’s design
His name shall be Emmanuel
Which means God with us
And lo the Prophecy came true
And because it’s so we make a fuss
Sometimes though we forget just why
We do the things we do
Trees are lit, Santa and such
And oh the presents too
But let’s remember Christmas Day
And who came to earth and lay
In a manger in a far off land
And only 33 years did stay
His birth ordained by God Himself
For salvation to all who’d believe
A plan so perfect, and full of love
And one that Only He could conceive