In my keeping is a special Nativity Scene. The Creche along with shepherds, sheep, Magi, an Angel, the Holy Family, Donkey, Ox, and Ass were given to my mom by her grandmother on her 16th birthday. That would have been 1944. Mom shared a special relationship with her grandmother, a woman I was privileged to know […]
Mary Dec 24— Gabriel stood before her In the quiet of her room Announcing God’s favor and His son to occupy her womb. She asked how this could happen. “Trust The Holy Spirit to bless.” With willingness born of deep faith She smiled and answered, Yes.
Joseph Dec 23— The news was devastating Unfaithful his bride was shown. For she was carrying a child He knew not to be his own. In a dream the angel told him Take her into your home. Trusting in God, he did so, And raised God’s only son.
John the Baptist Dec 22— A voice in the desert crying Like Elijah in days long gone. Make ready for the Lord. Be forgiven of your wrongs. He baptized in Jordan’s water, proclaiming the day is neigh, The sandals of who is coming, He’s not fit to even untie.
Zachariah Dec 21— Elizabeth’s aged husband Burning incense in the Temple Had an angelic vision A message seemingly simple Yet Gabriel’s word he doubted Incurring the Angel’s wrath So silenced was his tongue Till the promise came to pass.
Isaiah Dec 19 Prophetic voice proclaiming A maid shall bear a son Who’ll be called Emmanuel God’s only begotten one Sang songs of a Suffering Servant Pain, humiliation to endure By his passion and death, our Salvation would procure