By Rock Griffis
Used with Permission
It was the night before Christmas and all thru the land
people were traveling to their home land.
The Inns were full of travelers you know
And a young couple was searching for someplace to go.
She was heavy with child and found permission to rest
in a small stable, not considered the best.
It had a manger and hay, not much more,
Just a few animals and a dirt floor.
In the same country abiding in the field
Shepherds were tending their sheep as they will.
The stars up above were shining up high,
One in particular was lighting the sky.
All of a sudden there appeared in the sky
An angel of God with a message from high.
The angel announced don’t be afraid I bring you good tidings
For all people today.
A Saviour is born to you this day
Which is Christ the Lord, he had to say.
In the city of David wrapped in old clothes lying in manger is the
sign you should know.
And all of a sudden there was singing in the air
a multitude of angels singing with care.
Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And when they were gone, the shepherds agreed
that they would travel to Bethleham immediately.
When they arrived they found the sign.
Mary, Joseph and the babe.
He was lying in the manger, just as the angel proclaimed.
They told the parents that they were told
of this Holy child that she now holds.
Mary was thinking of the things that they said
then they returned and bowed their heads
They praised and prayed
and glorified him and for all the things the angel had said
Eight days later when it was time
The small child JESUS was named.
Remember the star that lighted the sky
that special night, the angels came by .
From even that time, from really afar,
there had been three kings following that star.
It had taken much time to follow the star but they
rejoiced with great joy when they saw what they saw.
A mother named Mary with a child that they saw
they fell to the floor and worshipped with awe.
They brought him gifts of Myrrh, frankincense and gold
very pricey items I am told.
Over two thousand years have passed since then
When Jesus was a child born not of sin.
He came and he lived and died for us
God almighty really loves us.
He will be back very soon indeed
To gather his bride for a wedding feast.
Christmas will continue forever indeed
So give your gifts in His memory.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
may you’re life be filled with His joy and His light.