A Christmas Story
The Greatest Story ever told
December 25, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY
It came to pass, the ancient prophesy,
handed down from days of old,
the birth of a child, a messiah;
the greatest story ever told.
The people saw in the eastern sky;
there was a distant point of light,
it was the great Star of Wonder,
beckoning true believers, on that silent holy night.
It was a sign in the heavens, a revelation,
that would lead all on a journey that would never cease,
this is the way to salvation, it heralded,
behold the Prince of Peace.
The favored young virgin, the Blessed Mother to be,
traveled with espoused husband in flight
from the evil of men who would destroy the One,
who would bring into the world truth and light.
A little town was their destination,
Bethlehem was full of God’s grace,
and would shelter and protect the Holy Family,
it was preordained that this was the place.
And over the place, in the bright night sky,
the Heavenly Host did descend,
singing praise and homage to the Lord,
whose reign and kingdom would never end.
In a weathered old stable, wrapped in swaddling clothes,
with Kings and shepherd’s and beasts of the field,
gathered together with the Holy Family,
part of the truth revealed.
They were there to witness the birth of the Lord,
whose humble beginnings in a manger of hay,
would proclaim to the world here is your salvation,
cast aside sin lestitlead you astray.
And the word became flesh, and would dwell among us,
and He would die for the sins of man,
and it all did happen, as foretold,
according to the prophets who gave us God’s plan.
Christmas is a season we celebrate and sing,
silent night a most holy night,
when a Savior was born into a world of darkness,
and brought salvation and light.
But more than just gifts and merrymaking,
material symbols on this holy day,
we celebrate a Savior who brought hope to a world,
that was lost and led astray.
Christmas is a time for family and friends,
but while we rejoice, let us pray,
that those who suffer, are burdened and grieving,
will find solace and hope this day.
And that the spirit of Christmas fills their hearts,
and the birth of the Lord will in them recall,
Christ entered the world to forgive our sins,
and bring salvation to us all.
So let us live in the spirit of Christmas each day,
January through December,
and gather together to rejoice and sing,
and to celebrate and remember.
That Christ entered the world to deliver us,
from our sins,despair and strife,
and to teach us, it’s not just a season -
Peace is a way of life.
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