08
Dec
18

A Gift to Share

Advent candle imageToday I would like to share a special gift with you, my beloved WordPress family. This is a poem written for this Advent season by my friend and counselor, Warren. I loved it and wanted you to catch a whiff of the promise it makes for this holy time.

ADVENT CHILD
God of love appearing at solstice as a child
knows that, while my welcome mat grows bare
with signs of wear after all those Santa trips in and out gathering my bag of gifts, perhaps there still could be something new”
for him among the wrapping, ribbons and bows
that elicits more joy than merely Ahs and Ohs.

So I simply want to share with you this time around,
that after our guests go home and the tree comes down
and the sky turns dark again – and while this may not
seem like new good news to you after so many Advent
calendars counting each day after day until the Child
has come and gone – I must say if I may that Christmas
seems quite new for me this year since I decided
to make room for the Child to stay.

Warren L. Molton    12.6.18

 

Make room. You will never regret that you did.

Abundant blessings;


3 Responses to “A Gift to Share”


  1. December 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Beautiful poem. Truly embodies what Christmas means. Letting Christ come in to STAY!

  2. December 9, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Love it! That’s the difference, isn’t it?
    When people say, “Why can’t that wonderful spirit stay all year?” I want to say, “He can!” But every year people put away the Nativity set, pack up the Baby Jesus, and stick Him back in the attic until next year…


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