Merry Christmas!

Posted December 24, 2014 in Faith / 2 Comments

Merry Christmas to you!

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My kitty says Merry Christmas, too!

I love, love, love, love, love Christmas. Christmas is the time to remember an Infant born into poverty, born to die to save us from our sins.

This Christmas I will remember that it was a tiny baby who held the hope of the whole world upon His shoulders. It was a tiny baby who, though born in a stable, is the Son of God, the Word made Flesh. It was a tiny baby who became man to save me from my sins. It is because of a tiny baby whom we know is the Savior of the World.

Imagine the great joy of the Blessed Virgin to hold a baby in her arms, a baby who is both her Son and the Son of God. Imagine the great love Saint Joseph felt for a baby born to his wife, a baby who is the Savior of the World. Imagine the great awe of the shepherds when the angels called to them, telling them of a child who is the Prince of Peace. Imagine the great reverence of the magi who traveled so far to bring gifts to the King of Kings.

Merry Christmas! I pray you all enjoy time with your family this holiday season.

amanda

I’ll leave you with a poem I wrote a few years ago for Christmas.

What Gift do You Bring to the Newborn King?

By: Amanda Marie

What gift do you offer to the King of kings?
What can you give Him that truly comes from you?
What do you lay before Him?
Can you give a gift of self to the newborn King?

Do you bring Him gold?
A gift beyond all price?
A precious faith that knows no end?
A gift of self to the newborn King?

Do you bring Him frankincense?
The rising incense of your prayers?
A hope that even this shall pass and better things shall come?
A gift of self to the newborn King?

Do you bring Him myrrh?
A precious spice for His burial?
A love than can conquer even death?
A gift of self to the newborn King?

Do you bring Him talents?
Special gifts He gave to you, given back for all the world?
Things that only you can do?
A gift of self to the newborn King?

What gift do you bring?
An expression of faith, hope, and love?
A gift that only you can give?
A gift of self to the newborn King?

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