I tried to upload this on Christmas day but must admit that after being blessed with family, friends, excitement and some good old fashioned ranch work I fell sound asleep with the computer on my lap. So let’s try again today.
I don’t normally write poetry anymore, but I wrote this on Christmas Eve for my subscribers – as a personal gift just for them. But after my daughter, Mika and my sister Pat read it they said I needed to share this with everyone.
I used to write poetry all the time but quit after Mom’s death. Please let me know what you think in the comments section. Thank you!!
I’m wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! May God richly bless you today and throughout the coming New Year!
My gift to you!
Christmas Morn By Kristi Ross
What a mystery it holds.
Children bright eyed with wonder.
The Grandfather watching with delight as his Grandchildren gathered round his feet while he tells them the incredible story of the first Christmas.
The sparkling snowflakes falling silently catch on our nose and eyelashes.
The smell of pumpkin and apple pie mingling with succulent ham floating in from the kitchen.
Close your eyes and breathe it in.
Hear the laughter of the children as they play with their new gadgets and toys.
What is it about Christmas that makes it so magical?
What is it?
Is it the presents?
Is it the love that overflows our hearts and spills down our cheeks in salty streams?
Is it the sheer joy in our children?
The family and loved one gathered round the table?
Or is it . . . a Baby
Born long ago in a smelly, dark, stable built in a cave
In the hills far away in a little town called Bethlehem
Worshiped by the lowliest of low shepherds and highest Kings from the Orient?
What makes Christmas so magical?
I believe it is the Baby
The Baby that came to bring life everlasting.
Born of lowly birth
That will one day rule the nations
A Baby, crying in the night
Wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger
Born for you
And for me
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