Christmas thoughts…

Christmas

© Lydia Nolan

12/13/2016

The Little Drummer boy stands ready to play, as the three lords of lands pursue the star,

And the manger is dirty and splattered with dung, yet the Savior is humbly unmarred—

Only a Savior of men and women and children could be so undistracted by triviality

Only a Savior of people who long for truth, purpose, and love so desperately—

 

Has come to give the Love of God, born into a world of chaos, cruelty and barbarism,

Knowing that his message of love would ignite the hate and send Him to destruction—

 

Yet God saw that we needed a way out of our own dark paths of hopelessness,

So He gave us His Son to help our journey back into eternal bliss…

 

 So, I wondered how someone like me, with hateful, angry, or vengeful propensities,

Could find inside me: Love, kindness, a good word, and pursue the possibilities—

 

Of being like Him: that Love, and if I failed I reckoned God to save me,

And I remember God did! In that dirty, darkened manger—where I was set free—

 

And that night I slept as the babe, in a manger long ago,

For I was at peace with the Love He gave me, that I could give also,

 

Merry, Merry, oh, we merry ladies and men!

Christmas has given us the greatest gift of all,

 

That God, Himself has made a way to touch us;

That God is Love, and Love was born on Christmas.

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