The following poem was written to commenorate the true meaning of Christmas.
The Joyful Message of Christmas
Outside Bethlehem in dark of night,
Shepherds keep sheep in their sight.
Suddenly in their vision an Angel appears so bright.
God's glory shines among them--they tremble in fright.
The Angel spoke, "be not fearful,
A Savior has just been born--oh news so joyful.
In Bethlehem lies baby Jesus in a manger wrapped in swaddle clothing."
A multitude of Angels appear--God they are glorifying and praising.
To Bethlehem the Shepherds hastily go.
To their joy, in a manger, Jesus lays in lanterns glow.
Mary His mother, and Joseph her husband, proudly watching.
The Shepherds--faces smiling with ecstasy--God they are praising.
Into the surrounding area the Shepherds went.
Telling the joyful news of Jesus Christ's birth--a Holy event.
The people rejoice and praise God for news so wonderful.
God's provision of hope--a gift of salvation made attainable.
Jesus' birthday--we call Christmas Day.
Like the Shepherds, we rejoice, thank the Lord and obey.
Trusting in Jesus the Messiah for salvation,
We receive the ultimate Christmas gift of eternal life and redemption.
(c) Jim Colton