It’s long been my practice to write a new poem for each Advent season. With the experiences of 2021 still fresh in all of our minds, here’s my effort for this year:
In days of cheer and days of fear
The Lord is always ever near.
And so when time its fullness came,
One arrived to bear the Name.
So sacred it could not be spoken
By those whose lives the Law had broken.
For sin had cast its awful spell
But then came God to make us well.
He stepped into the world He made,
And in a manger He was laid,
The Word Made Flesh, Incarnate Love
Sent from the Godhead up above.
To bring us joy, increase our peace,
Till all our strivings one day cease,
And fears without, within, may pass
As we look on His face at last.
For long ago a child was born
Upon that blessed Christmas morn,
He came to earth with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Thank you dear brother.
Rev. Heidi McGinness
Thank you, Chap. Merry Christmas to you & family.
Beautiful – our sermon this am. “Emmanuel. ”
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Excellent verse for this Christmas Season with with many experiencing tragedies in our country and the world. The Lord provides hope for the future and requests our participation to assure a better future for all.
Merry Christmas to you and Julie, dear friend!
Thank you so much Chap, this is prefect
Love it! Thanks, Chap. So sorry we missed you when we were there bagging cookies. Hope y’all enjoyed the movie! Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁
Beautiful! Have a very happy Christmas.
Many blessings to all in your family.
Beautiful! Thank you, and Merry and blessed Christmas, pastor. Frank
Thanks for sharing your thoughts through this poem….h
Well done Pastor Chap – Merry Christmas to you and ALL the ones you love!!!
Lovely, and so needed this Christmas. Thank you, and blessed Christmastide go tu oh and yours.
Thanks for the meaningful poem, It warmed my heart. Blessings to you and Julie and family this Christmas and always.
tis cheer indeed
to hear this deed
which you speak
with words no small feat
bless you brother
our Christ called skipper
Beautiful 😇 Thankyou for sharing.
Beautiful, Chap. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to you and Julie.
Shalom and blessings to you dear friend!