Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This Christmas

As my Christmas gift to you all, I'd like to share a poem by Joni Ames that I will be reading at our Christmas Eve service tonight. Tonight, tonight, it's Jesus birthday. I'm awestruck yet again!

Be blessed and inspired as you read Joni's poem. All my love, HisFireFly

This Christmas - by Joni Ames

On that first Christmas Day, He came,
A babe inside the hay,
A star above, the only sign
To show the world the way

On that first Christmas, just a few
Knew Jesus Christ was born
And only some beheld His face
That first bright Christmas morn

On that first Christmas night He lay
At the mercy of the world
Rejected from the very start
As His life was unfurled

His parents had to flee with Him
And find a place to hide
Where He would not be found and killed
Though many people tried

But now He's not a little babe
Wrapped, hidden, in the hay
He's risen up as King of Kings
To show the world the way

He isn't in a stable, dark,
Where no one else can see
He's risen to the throne of God
Where He was meant to be

He doesn't seek the world's grace
They kneel at His Name
And everywhere, because He lives,
The world is not the same

This Christmas He is not a child
Who seeks your mercies, fair,
But He is Lord of all the Earth
His grace, with you, to share

He doesn't run from anyone
Nor play their silly games
For even Satan has to bow
At the mention of His Name

This Christmas, take Him from the hay
And place Him on YOUR throne
For He's King of Kings, and Lord of Lords
So crown Him as YOUR OWN

Soon He'll break the Eastern Sky
Returning for His Bride
And all who still turn Him away
Will have no place to hide

Care enough to give the best
To family and friends
Give to them the Good News now
Of life that never ends

Show them there's a better way
Not mapped by any man
Let them know they have a choice
To live Salvation's Plan

Jesus Christ WAS once that child -
But let the good news ring! -
THIS Christmas, let the whole world know -


sailorcross said...


And while we do celebrate Jesus' birth into this world, we are really celebrating the GOOD NEWS that HIS birth brings to all of us--the GOOD NEWS of SALVATION, FORGIVENESS, JOY, HOPE, TRUST, FAITHFULNESS, PEACE FROM THE PRINCE OF PEACE!!

Yes, take that little babe from the hay and place HIM in your heart!! You'll never be the same again!!

And be sure to share HIM--He loves to be invited into everyone's heart (By the way, I'm praying for a CHRISTmas miracle here--just one--just one of mine to come and accept this gift.)

Have a blessed CHRISTmas, my firefly!!


Denise said...

So very beautiful, have a very merry Christmas.

Kay Martin said...

You wrote:

Yes He reigns

I lay down all other idols and control.

Yes...He is Lord and He is King of Kings and I trust Him as the ultimate power and source of all things.

Bless you and Merry Christmas.

Greg C said...

Wonderful post. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas filled with Joy and Peace.