Merry Christmas to all of you out there in blog land. It was indeed my privilege to get to know some of you. Your blogs have made me laugh and some have made me cry. You have help share some of my burdens and I have prayed for many of you.
As we enjoy the day with love ones and friends ~ let's don't forget the true meaning of Christmas. Share the message if opportunity affords.
I came across this poem: It is not original~ but the author is unknown.
That night when in the Judean skies
The mystic star dispensed it's light
A blind man moved in his sleep ~
And dreamed that he had sight.
That night when shepherds heard the song
Of hosts angelic choiring near,
A deaf man stirred in slumber's spell ~
And dreamed that he could hear.
That night when o'er the newborn Babe,
The tender Mary rose to lean,
A loathsome leper smiled in sleep ~
And dreamed that he was clean.
That night when in the cattle stall
Slept Child and mother cheek by jowl,
A cripple turned his twisted limbs ~
And dreamed that he was whole.
That night when to the mother's breast
The little King was held secure,
A harlot slept a happy sleep~
And dreamed that she was pure!
That night when in the manger lay
The Sanctified who came to save,
A man moved in the sleep of death ~
And dreamed there was no grave.
We don't really know all that went on in that Bethlehem's manger that night ~ but I am so glad that I know Jesus. King of King and Lord of Lords! I ask myself what I could give Him this Christmas. A gift that would make a difference. What can you give One Who touched blinded eyes and made them see, touched the deaf ears and made them hear, touched lepers and made them clean, touch cripple limbs and made them whole, touched the heart of a harlot and made her pure, touched the dead and they were alive again. Such a Great God!
My prayer has been: "Lord let me touch one soul and lead them to Bethlehems manger where the Christ Child was, and lead them on to Calvary where that same Jesus shed His Blood that we might be saved."
That Blood was Precious Blood! I'm so thankful that it has been applied to my heart. I just feel like breaking out into song:
Oh, come let us adore Him
Oh, come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord!
HAVE A BLESSED AND JOYOUS CHRISTMAS
FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!