Gifts of Love — A Christmas Poem

Christmas toys are only a part

Christmas gifts.

Of the magic Christmas brings

Because the meaning of true Christmas lies

In the babe born King of Kings.

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Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, ...

Wise men three came bearing gifts.

They traveled from afar

Came to worship and adore

The Child who made the stars.

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Angels were singing hymns on high.

Christmas decorations

The glory of God shown ‘round.

Wondering shepherds quickly hastened

To quiet Bethlehem town.

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The Father’s love had been poured out

The small Bethlehem scene under the Christmas ...

Into the little Child

And onto His mother, quiet Mary,

A virgin, meek and mild.

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We see the angels and the shepherds,

Angel appearing to shepherds for Nativity scen...

And know the manger where Jesus did lie

And yet, so few see why He was sent,

An Innocent destined to die.

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Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

He died on Good Friday, this we know,

Yet arose on Easter morn.

But how many folks remember this,

Celebrating the day He was born?

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Christmas is a time of joy,

A time to receive and give

Christmas in the post-War United States

But the greatest of all giving comes

When you give the life that’s yours to live.

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