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Listmates,
I want to take this time to say that I hope that all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This is my last poem of the year...I promise. :-D But this is what I think the real meaning of Christmas is all about. For our Jewish friends on the list, I wish you a Happy Hanukkah.










A Gift From God's Heart

The baby was born in a stable that night,
With only a candle, if that, for a light.
Sure, He was cute, as most babies are,
But this special baby was a gift from God's heart.
On a hillside nearby, along with their sheep,
Some shepherds were resting, nearly asleep.
With a light like nothing they had seen before,
An angel announced the birth of our Lord.
He told them the Savior could then be found,
In a manger in a stable, in swaddling clothes bound.
The voices of heavenly hosts they heard then,
Saying, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.
As the angel left, these men were in awe.
They would never forget the sight that they saw.
As lowly shepherds, they were first to hear.
The Good News of the Gospel rang in their ears.
Our Savior? Our Messiah? Can this really be?
Let's go find the stable, this miracle to see.
They found the child, as they had been told.
They saw the fulfillment of the promise of old.
They knelt and worshipped, then spread the news round,
The promised Messiah had been born in their town.
Two thousand years later, we celebrate too,
That God sent His Son to me and to you.
Sure, He was cute, as most babies are,
But this special baby was a gift from God's heart.

© 1998, Jerry Ham

e-mail: Jerry.Ham@werner-saumweber.de

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