Christmas Poem

The Very Essence Of Christmas

The very essence of Christmas is the birth of our saviour, born a helpless baby in a filthy cattle shed, wrapped in swaddling clothing. So innocent, so vulnerable laying in his mother's arms, so perfect, so peaceful and beautiful. God gave us his most precious son to save us from our mortal sins. Jesus is the lamb, the lion, the bride and the light. May we find our peace in Him. Amen.

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Published by Family Friend Poems December 2021 with permission of the Author.

Three wise men followed
Yonder star that starry night
Shepherds watched their flocks
Angles sang with delight

Laying in a manger
In swaddling cloth was wrapped
His mother gazed into His face
Whilst her baby napped

Born in a filthy cattle shed
Cattle gently lowing
Yonder star light lit the scene
The world was not yet knowing

Gifts brought to adorn
Frankincense, myrrh and gold
Began the very essence
Of the greatest story ever told

Unfurled His life would be
At His Father's plan
Opening the world to truth
For His endless love of man

He came to work amongst us
Born from the nativity
He gave the greatest gift
His life for eternity



Many years ago, Raelene J. Elliss’ brother passed away in a drowning accident at a popular surf beach in South Australia. Her heart was broken, and the strain of the grief was unbearable. She had no idea how to express her feelings about that tragic loss.
One very warm evening, as she lay awake, unable to sleep due to the worry in her life,...

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