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Then it took away the sky....

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS




A CHRISTMAS STORY


Little ones--picture this sight:
Bethlehem shook, shivered
as Child born that night

Inside  stable--the real Body and Blood,

inside His little chest, enough warm love  
to make water out of snow,
to engulf whole world, wholly blest
with gifts--eternal Heart-flow 

Roused from unblanketed sleep

by angelic music of highest fidelity,
groupings of old shepherds and sheep
found their way to barn, breathlessly. 

And warmly and warm,
seated on frosted grass
they attended
first midnight mass

animals knowingly bent

their knees to witness
most spectacular event:
birth of the One
Who am, which God had sent.

Watch what happened next!

They rode in with the wind--no
scooters, but on camels--sat

three smartest guys

one totally black,
one with squinty-eyes...
gifts in their sack.

Many weeks, many miles
they had day and night
 followed slow-moving 
sky light 

and now gazed,
amazed--
at Most Bright...

Lamb of God met

face-to-face with 
 blind mankind. 

Sun rises
sun sets.
But this Son
would shine 
forever.

During brief span of time,

barely third of a century
he spent humbly sublime.

He found donkey and mounted.
Rode through crowded street.
"Hail, King" they shouted.
Thousands people did greet
along the way--as by now

that little babe, 

child of wonder
had become a man.

Only a few days later body broken asunder
he died to loud sounds--
tympanic thunder.

Curtain ripped and

dropped. Earth moved.
Darkness descended.

a life

suddenly thwarted 
in a single moment 
stopped

--and started


--by Steve E

edited and reposted from december 2012

18 comments:

  1. smiles...could help but think of a grampa telling the story to his grandchildren...
    you put all the drama in to bring alive the most wonderful story
    born to die...dying to live....that we too may live
    no longer separated from our god.

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    1. Sir, you seem to get right to the point of every posting in the blogs--a gift. (I've watched you in action.)
      My father was a story-teller.

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  2. hey, i like the new header too....smiles.

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  3. wow... you wove the whole story...christmas and easter into one poem... amazing grace...isn't it... still makes me stop and stand in wonder...

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    1. Fellow in USA write the story in a 280-page book (popular right now, "Killing Jesus")...I simply condensed it a bit--grin!

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  4. Neat ... brings back happy memories ...Merry X-Mas to you and a very happy New Year, Steve. Love, cat.

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    1. Thanks ^.^ X-Mas is very special time for me, as you might guess.
      <3

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  5. Merry Christmas Steve. Lovely thought..thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Sweet of you to drop by and Merry Christmas to you also....

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  6. So very well written Steve, you have captured the whole story beautifully! Merry Christmas.

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  7. Lovely, Steve. I hope you and yours share a Merry Christmas. Wishing you peace and light. :)

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    1. Thanks Ayala, you also need this time for some peace...gratitude. Enjoy life, it is here. NOW!

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  8. What a great biography about a great Man. As one reads it we can hear your voice. Ted

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    1. Ahem! (cough...grunt)...clearing my voice--grin!

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  9. Beautifully written words..wishing you a very Merry Christmas..

    and as we say Peace & Light..

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