Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Marvels

It is Monday my friends. I had a fabulous weekend (although Logan got DUMPED with snow which made driving NO FUN) and enjoyed some much needed alone time with SwingKid. We were up very late talking about who knows what and just sitting on the couch. One of my favorite things EVER!

Yesterday, I was asked to speak in church. My topic was the First Christmas. Pretty much the Luke 2 story.  To begin my talk, I decided to take a jab at writing poetry. I took the well-loved story "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and re-wrote it to be "'Twas the Night of His Birth."

It turned out very nicely, if I do say so myself, and many of my friends in my ward were shocked to hear that I had written it. :o) So, for your reading pleasure this Monday morning and for today's edition of Monday Marvels, I give you 'Twas the Night of His Birth.

Twas the night of His birth and all through Bethlehem
All the creatures were stirring, including the lambs
Caesar Augustus decreed all people be taxed
And Joseph and Mary weren't ones to be lax

They traveled afar with Mary with child
She never complained and was meek and mild
There was no room for them in many an inn
Though Joseph looked and begged and pleaded with men

A small, humble stable was provided instead
And a manger was given for his sweet head
'Twas this cold night that a baby boy was born
His mother assured his swaddling clothes were worn

And in the same country there were shepherds
Abiding in the field where none of the sheep stirred
Until the bright, brilliant light bore down on them
And an angel of the Lord appeared like a gem

The poor shepherds were sore afraid but they listened
"Fear not: for, behold" the Lord's angel proclaimed
"I bring you good tidings of great joy, for unto you
Is born this day In the city of David a Saviour,

Which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you;
Lying in a manger wrapped tightly will you view
The babe who will be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

So the shepherds made haste to the stable there
And they told everyone of the babe and Mary fair
Mary kept their thoughts and treasured them in her heart
As the shepherds spread the word of this new start

Far in the eastern lands were men traveling three
Seeking a star, the sign of the new king to be
Three gifts  they brought: frankincense, gold and myrrh
Gifts certainly fit, for how precious they were

A humble beginning, for God's first born Son
His life and ministry had  only begun
He came to earth as part of God's great plan
To save each of us from the natural man

So as you seek for the Christmas spirit
Christ's birth I hope you'll never forget
Continue to seek for him through the year
And not just at the coming of Santa's reindeer


Bill said...

You do realize that by putting "SwingKid" "DUMPED" and "NO FUN" all in the first sentence of this blog post, you gave me a minor heart attack for no good reason, right? :-p I do an initial scan when I read blog posts and then read them through more carefully in general, so... Yeah, I'm mad at you right now. ;-)