(For many years it has been my practice to write a new poem each Advent. Here’s my offering for 2022.)
Amidst the changes bold and deep
That sometimes steal away my sleep
Your promises You always keep
And when the ebb and flow of life
Brings sometimes gladness, sometimes strife
Your Word cuts through all like a knife
For long ago and far away
Within a manger on the hay
You burst into this world that day
What prophets longed to one day see
What others thought could never be
The joy of Your nativity
Despite our doubts and all our sin
Our pride and will to always win
To each heart You will enter in
For in these days of ordered mirth,
The meaning of Your humble birth
Is that You came down to this earth
“God with Us” is Your sweet Name
And You still heal the sick and lame
Our lives need never be the same
He’s a master with words.
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Blessings and Thanks for the Christmas message. Love, Marilynn
Your poem is very nice, thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!
A heart felt expression that our Savior will bless! Merry Christmas to you and those you love.
Just awesome!! Beautiful Christmas message! Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!
Thank you, Chap! Merry Christmas to you, Julie and your family.
Beautiful ❣️Merry Christmas to you and your family 😇🎄
What Christmas in meant to say! Imagine if a single advertiser put that on TV instead of buy more happiness. Merry Christmas to you and Julie and the whole family.
Good Morning Chap,
I woke with a concern on my heart – am I going to lose all of your blogs from the Christ Church site? Should I figure out how to copy them? Also, do you have an easy way to send me all of your poems? I love your mind! — and spirit!!!
Love your poem – Emmanuel!
Missing you – and your beautiful words, ette
PS: Jim and I have tried to figure out how to be in Baytown with our son’s family and in Sugar Land for your last sermon on Chrostmas morn – but it seems we must miss your last sermon. I hope it will be on the Christ Church website. God bless you and Julie as the walk with God continues! I hope our paths cross agian – and again! Do you have your own website? ________________________________
Chap, thanks for sharing your journey with us….m&l