another Christmas poem
O HOLY NIGHT
I was returning from quieting the sheep
As I drew my shawl tighter around me,
Warming myself from the chill of the night
As I walked toward the small cooking fire.
Luke was seated
warming his hands
While Peter was sipping on some broth
As I sat down stretching my hands out
To warm the
chill from my fingers.
It was then that I heard a rushing sound
Like a wind, yet from the corner of my eye
I saw nothing move, yet it continued,
Then suddenly came a golden glow.
It was everywhere
as if it were noon,
It was then that Luke said excitingly,
In a rapid voice of alarm,
up! Wow, it can't be!"
I looked up and there was a wonderful
Unbelievable sight to behold,
For hovering eight feet in the air
Was a woman in white smiling at me.
Her radiance was beyond description,
I froze in unbelief and looked at Peter,
His face glowed in great wonderment,
I explained, "It is an
angel from God."
Then the angel said to us,
"Do not be afraid, for behold,
I bring you good
tidings of great joy
Which will be to all people.
For there is born to you this day
In the city of
David a Savior,
Who is Christ the Lord
And this will be the sign to you.
You will find a Babe wrapped
In swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was with the angel
A multitude of
the heavenly host.
Praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace,
Goodwill toward men!"
So it was, when the angels had gone
Away from us into heaven,
I said to Luke and Peter,
"Let us now go to Bethlehem!
Let us see this thing
That has come to
Which the Lord
Has made known to us."
We left our sheep and went
With haste, following
Finding Mary and Joseph
And the Babe lying in a manger.
We fell to our knees adoring Christ,
Later telling Mary and Joseph
How the angel had come to us
And they marveled in awe with us.
was never the same again
For I have told many of the visit
Of the Christmas angels that night
Yes, the night
Jesus was born.
Poem by Frank E. Henrich
November 8, 2011
Based on Luke Chapter 2 NKJV
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THE GODLY POEM
Oh Lord, when is a poem inspirational?
Do I have the right to call a sonnet
Inspired or do only You mark such a poem?
Oh Holy Spirit
come touch my poems.
When I write of Jesus my Saviour so great,
Can hope that my verses of prose,
Yes, my poem, will have the power of God!
Only when the Holy Spirit moves the words.
only all my poems could stir the life
Of hurting souls searching for the saving Jesus!
But I am a man and
powerless but God used
As a conduit for the Holy Spirit touches.
If only I could sit all day and
Of the glory of God, our wonderful Trinity,
But to do so requires a greater blessing
Oh God bless and sent more poets into the world.
Please do this so the saving message
Will be sent out in its outward reach of hope,
And we our servant poets will have a part to
In this wonderful message of eternal salvation.
Praise God that He loves us so much
That He sent His only Son to die for us,
Thank you Jesus for coming and sending down
The Holy spirit to
guide back home to God.
By Frank E. Henrich February 18, 2013
THEMES OF WEB PATE ARE THE GOOD SHEPARD, JESUS IS BORN, ANGEL ON HIGH, SHEPARD'S STAR OF CHRISTMAS, SHEPARDS STAR OF BETHLEHAM.
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From the Book of Hours, a book of devotions for Anne ofBrittany, Queen of France 1500 AD Lat.9474. Permission to use
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ANGEL ON HIGH ALERT THE SHEPARD'S OF THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS, JESUS IS BORN, SHEPARDS STAR OF BETHLEHAM, GOOD SHEPARD
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