Jesus Mary Joseph in manger

T’was eight centuries before Christ’s birth and all around the Earth,
People did not really understand what their souls were worth.

The world then was in peril, there was distress and gloom.
Far and wide you could find so much destruction and doom.

God promised that a Savior would surely one day come.
Folks were deluded and lost – they were deaf, blind and dumb.

The Holy Bible told us about His ancestral line,
He would be the King of Kings, completely divine.

The angels told Mary that she would be the one.
To give birth to God’s child, His only begotten Son.

The prophesies gave us the details of His birth,
T’was certain He would come to transform all the Earth.

He’d be born of a virgin, laid in a manger with hay
Then His hands and feet pierced on His final day.

The Lord had a mighty purpose for which He came.
God would be among us – Immanuel would be His name.

Mankind would then learn about peace, hope, and joy.
It would all come about in this small baby boy.

He was a humble servant, He showed us pure love.
He taught us about our Heavenly Father above.

His wisdom was divine, far beyond what any had known.
Many followed and believed Him, the crowds had really grown.

The Prince of Peace was amazing; He was a beacon of light.
He was holy and reverent as He taught us wrong from right.

He came to restore us and taught us to all share
And to help one another; He taught us to care.

He was the Counselor, Comforter, Redeemer and Friend.
He was fair and righteous; His rule never will end.

Folks were amazed and confused with all that went on.
They didn’t understand………until He was gone.

Though He was perfect and sinless, He never even told a lie,
He was mocked, and beaten, then crucified to die.

He was God as a man to His last dying breath.
Then He rose from the dead with His power over death.

He was goodness and grace and He came to relieve…
The wretched grasp of Satan…. to all who believe.

Upon Him all of our sins would be laid.
The full account of our debts had been paid.

This all really happened, it isn’t just folklore.
He told us of Heaven and showed us there’s more.

We call Him Jesus and He lives still today.
He is Lord of all Lords and He leads the way.

We celebrate this and all that it means
With songs and displays of Nativity scenes.

His Amazing Grace is the actual reason.
That we recognize and rejoice this season.

So again this year we celebrate His birth.
Merry Christmas to all and to all Peace on Earth!

– – – written by Arlene Spanos