Poem to Santa from Me

Santa, if you are able—I have a big wish,
Please add maple cabinets for me to your list,
While you are at it—a pretty new floor,
And a modern backsplash, I would simply adore.

I have done the best I can without complaint,
Our old stuff has been fixed up with layers of paint,
But our cabinets are still just particle board,
And the linoleum floor could win an Ugly Award.

This year, I’ll admit I yelled at the kids a little,
Okay, maybe a lot or somewhere in the middle,
But one broke curfew; the other an end table,
They won’t change by the gentle retelling of a fable.

I won’t mind the elves banging and hammering away,
Just PLEASE give me a new kitchen on this Christmas Day!

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Meaningful Christmas (poem by me)

As I choose my Christmas tree, 
I meditate on the Trinity
For the pine is only one,
but its points consist of three. 

As I untangle a light string, 
I meditate on this awesome thing:
The light of the world is Jesus, 
my Messiah and my Holy King.

As I top the tree with a star, 
I see three wisemen from afar,
behold Mary hushing her Son,
through a stable door left ajar.

Underneath, I stack wrapped presents,
like jars of gold, myrrh, and frankincense,
Bestowed on a sleeping baby
who knew not their treasured contents.

When my kids run down the stair, 
Wrapping paper flies everywhere. 
Our smiles stretch from ear to ear,
as I read the Bible from my chair.

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Biblical Argument for Celebrating Christ’s Birth on December 25

The Bible does not tell us the exact day of Jesus’ birth, but it gives us clues.

Clue#1 The first chapter of Luke in the Holy Bible tells us that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb six months after his cousin, John the Baptist. (See Luke 1:26-40.)

Clue#2 John the Baptist was conceived shortly after his father, Zechariah, received the message from the angel Gabriel.  It is written that Zechariah met with Gabriel while he served in the temple. (See Luke 1:8-25).

Theory Based on the Biblical description of Zechariah’s service in the temple, some scholars believe he served during Yom Kippur (in September or October). This means John the Baptist would have been conceived in September or October.

Conclusion If John the Baptist was conceived in October and Jesus was conceived six months later, Jesus was conceived in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit in April. If Mary conceived on April 2, Jesus would have been born on December 25.

I hope this nerdy calculation helps you draw closer to Christ and glorify God this holiday season. May your Christmas be merry and meaningful!

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Christmas Thoughts

As I decorate my Christmas tree, I think of how the fir was used to explain the Trinity. It has three points, yet is one tree.

As I string on the lights, I meditate on this: Jesus is the light of the world.

As I top it with a star, I reflect on how the magi followed the Star of Bethlehem to see our Savior.

When I put the gifts underneath, I imagine the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh presented to Him.

As I fill my children’s stockings with candy canes, the shepherds that visited Jesus and their crooks come to mind.

When I decorate with red, I meditate on the blood shed by our Messiah. When I trim the house in green, I consider the everlasting life God gave to me.

Early Christmas morning, the kids run downstairs. Wrapping paper is flying and the kids are all smiling. Then they gather round to hear the Christmas story read from my Bible.

(From Luke 2:16-21) “So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.”

Thanks for reading my blog so I could share with you my thoughts and meditations at Christmastime. May the birth of Christ be our focus this year and every year. Our Messiah has come to earth to save us from our sins. Our joy should be full and overflowing. I pray your Christmas is merry and meaningful.

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