Saturday, December 22, 2012

Congratulations to Cheri Swalwell. She is the winner of Gift Package #3. Your box is in the  mail, Cheri. You should receive it by Monday.

Today I'm posting a poem I wrote for our writer's group meeting several years ago. I want to share it with all of you today. I shared it on VOTW (Verse of the Week) for the ACFW loop last week. It's my Christmas gift to you.

O Worship the King

Toys, Christmas trees and candy canes
A hint of frost kissing window panes,
Santa Claus with his sleigh bells ringing,
Carolers their noels singing,
People scurrying store to store
In an effort to buy gifts galore
With a frenzied haste to get it all done.
Children are laughing, having great fun.
They know Santa is on his way
To bring them gifts and toys that day.

One star outshining them all
Comes to rest over a simple stall.
A mother's prayer, whispered low
As shepherds come and bow.
Angels sing in the sky above
Proclaiming the arrival of peace and love.
Three Kings see the star one night
And travel far to see the source of light.
Bowing down with gifts they brought,
They worship the babe as they ought.

As Christmas comes this year,
Which scene will you hold dear?
Will you see a baby small
Lying in a manger stall?
He came to heal our sorrow
And give us hope for tomorrow
Bow down and worship the King
Who gave His life so we may sing
Of a Savior willing His life to give
So all who believe may eternally live.

O worship the King, born this day!

May each of you have a blessed Christmas.


Unknown said...

Lovely! Thanks for such a beautiful gift of words created to give us the joy of this celebration of our savior's birth. I'm blessed and wish you the joy right backatcha!

Davalyn Spencer said...

Indeed - worship the King. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts.

Anonymous said...

I love this poem Martha! It's really good and touches the heart! Maxie