Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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

Christmas Morn

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

Heralded by Angels!

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

A Baby.

Merry Christmas, baby Jesus, King Jesus Bethlehem, manger, stable, born, angels, kings, horses, cattle, mules, cowboys, cowgirls, randh, rodeo

Baby Jesus in a manger

Copyright © 2013 Kristi Ross, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address for any reprint requests:  Kristi Ross, PO Box 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419






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  1. kathy December 27, 2013 #

    very beautiful, Kristi.. very true. thank you & God has blessed us all (if we choose) Happy New Year to you and everyone you love.. Kathy

    • Kristi Ross December 27, 2013 #

      Thank you Kathy! Amen! He has blessed us all hasn’t He?!

  2. Ruby Loya December 27, 2013 #

    That was very well written. I loved it!

  3. Trish December 27, 2013 #

    Beautiful! Very touching.

  4. Willa December 27, 2013 #

    I’m glad you started writing poetry again, my friend. A gift to us all through your obedience to His calling on your life:)

    • Kristi Ross December 27, 2013 #

      Thank you Willa! Thank you for your encouragement! I appreciate it so much!

  5. Marlene Bagnull December 27, 2013 #

    Amen! Thanks for sharing, Kristi.

    • Kristi Ross December 27, 2013 #

      Oh thank you Marlene! I am always thrilled to receive a comment from you, Mentor!! Gob Bless you!!!

  6. Kim December 27, 2013 #

    Very beautiful Kristi. you are 1 talented beautiful woman. God bless you. YOU are so kind hearted. Love you. Miss you. Hope to be able to see you soon.

    • Kristi Ross December 27, 2013 #

      Thank you so much Kim! I appreciate your comments as well as the fact you enjoyed the poem. Thank you and God Bless you! Hope to you soon too!

  7. Kathy Hodge Weaver December 28, 2013 #

    Oh Kristi, I love the poem! It is so powerful and is just beautiful. I will share it with my mother, I’m sure she’ll love it too! God bless you in all you do.

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