Poets (poem by me)

Where do poets go
to get their inspiration?
Their souls fly high and low
reaching blindly in the air
for coarse emotions floating there.

Poets capture the feeling
the reader’s been concealing,
shelters them like wild savages,
tailors them into fitting words,
instead of untidy blurbs.

Show kindness to your poet,
for serving your feelings like a feast
and presenting them all tasty and neat,
but even if you don’t want to
the poet is glad to serve you.

….Then he began washing his disciples’ feet and drying them with the towel he was wearing. —John 13:5

© 2016 Kim Bond

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Servant’s Heart (poem by me)

I know you think life’s easier,
Because you’re not me,
I’m the custodian or waitress,
Never the manager or maître d.

I may seem low and simple,
Earn a meager salary,
I have no one to impress,
So the money’s fine with me.

I’ll open your door,
And buff your floor,
Make you feel like a queen,
Cause it lights my smile,
And gives me joy awhile,
Serving brings blessing.

Do you have a servant’s heart?
Be the first to congratulate us,
For Jesus said the least
In His kingdom is greatest.

If you are normally honored,
Look down on me if you wish,
I only speak the truth when I say,
The servant’s heart is a gift.

“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” –John 13:14

“….it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” –Luke 9:48

© 2015 Kim Bond

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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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