Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!


For centuries, through endless night,
We wandered lost, without a light.
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No day, no light, though sun shown down,
In night of sin we were always found.
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Prophecies spoke of one who’d come,
Shining brighter than the sun.
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He’d break through the darkest night;
And to the lost He’d shine a light.
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A lamb, a king, a sacrifice,
A star who would from Jacob rise:
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For this we waited and watched to see
The Light who’d come and set us free.
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But He did not come as we had thought
With power and riches for His lot.
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That Bethlehem night, when He came down
He had no riches, no kingly crown.
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As a babe He came to Earth,
Child of a virgin birth.
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He was born in the most unexpected place of all:
The stable of a humble inn, so quiet and so small.
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There was no room at any inn;
No other place to welcome Him.
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Yet o’er that stable a new star shone out,
Proclaiming His birth north, east, west, and south.
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And to lonely shepherds now appeared
A sight that brought both joy and fear.
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“Do not fear!” spoke angel bright.
“I bring good news for you this night!
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Christ the Savior is born to you!
To the stable, go and see, ‘tis true!”
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The angels filled the starry sky,
Singing “Glory be to God on high!”
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To Bethlehem the shepherds went
And found it as the angel said.
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Through the town they then returned,
Proclaiming to all what they’d seen and heard.
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And following the star from Eastern lands,
Strangers came from o’er desert sands.
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Three kings came to see the Light,
Born upon that silent night.
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Gold, myrrh, and incense to Him they bring
To give honor to the King of Kings.
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But the richest of gifts could never compare
To God’s greatest gift who was lying there.
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Still He shines His light today
Guiding us to God’s bright day.
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And one day when all darkness flees,
The one true Light will reign supreme.
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Now on this day of Jesus’ birth,
We remember when He came to Earth,
To be for those who are lost, a light,
And break through sin’s accursed night.
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Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord."
~Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas, everyone!


-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the advent poetry, Sarah! Merry Christmas!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Nice poem! Well done. :D Merry Christmas!

    By the way, I finished the Christmas tag! Here you go: http://writinginrivendell.blogspot.com/2015/12/christmas-tag.html

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    1. Thank you!

      Awesomesauce! Thanks for doing it!

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