Tuesday, December 8, 2009

From Me to You at Christmas...

Christmastime is such a wonderful time where we reflect and thank God for the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.  I hope you will enjoy this early Christmas present from me to you - it is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago about Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Merry Christmas!  May you be filled with joy as you celebrate the birth of our Savior!


Mary had a guest on that evening so bright
An Angel whose presence gave her quite a fright.

He came to her with a message of hope and of cheer:
The Savior was coming – the time was drawing near!

The message was more personal, as she would soon see
As the Angel unfolded just what God’s plan would be.

He told her she would be mother to the Savior of all
And with that to her knees sweet, young Mary did fall

But how could this be? She was not even wed!
She questioned the Angel and that’s when he said:

“Sweet Child, God the Father has chosen you to be
A vessel that will carry Him supernaturally...
He’s sending His Spirit to give you His Seed
So you and your people will finally be freed!”

She thought for a moment and said with such strength,
“If this is God’s will, then I’ll go to any length.”

She carried our Savior through long, lonely days
Where people would give her a judgmental gaze.

They’d point and they’d stare and they’d whisper her name
While she walked down the streets without any shame.

And when the day came for her to give birth
The heavens declared His invaluable worth.

Jesus was born and the plan would unfold
That for thousands of years was prophetically foretold.

He came to live among us, to show us how to live
Then He laid down His life, so our sins He could forgive.

But it didn’t end there – no He rose from the grave!
So all men could trust Him and their lives He could save.

And save me, He did, but first I had to admit
That I couldn’t do it alone, to Him I had to submit.

Just like Mary did on that bright, clear night
When she submitted to God’s plan and did not put up a fight!

And once she submitted that God’s plan was the best,
His Spirit came upon her and gave her sweet rest.

He did the same for me -though I can’t explain how –
His Spirit came upon me and He lives in me now!

Just like sweet Mary, I carry Him around
Not in the womb, but in my heart He’ll be found.

Some people do point now, they stare and whisper my name
They think I’ve lost my mind, though I’m perfectly sane.

But all the while I know that I’m free and forgiven
So I tell others now about the life that I’m livin’

The words that the angel told Mary were true!
And He’s telling the same thing to me and to you:

“Sweet Child, God the Father has chosen you to be
A vessel that will carry Him supernaturally...
He’s sending His Spirit to give you His Seed,
So you and your people will finally be freed!” 


Leslie Nease


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