"The Birth of Christ"

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"The Birth of Christ"

Postby Soapbox Preacher » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:45 pm

“The Birth of Christ”

ã Greg Alan Oosterhouse, 8-2-2006

Part 1


One day, so long ago,
An angel to Mary did show,
Bringing news of great joy,
She was to have a baby boy.

“You shall call Him Jesus.”, the angel said.
“He will heal the sick and raise the dead.
He will be your Lord and Savior,
He’ll will put all people under God’s favor.”

At this news, Mary was excited,
To be trusted with this task, she was delighted.
“A faithful mother I will be
To this child of God for all eternity.”

Her betrothed, Joseph, didn’t know what to do.
Shall he stay, or tell her that they’re through?
At the news of someone else’s seed
In her womb, he thought “What a grievous deed!”

An angel came to him, and said that everything’s alright.
“For what is in Mary’s womb is the seed of the God of Might,
From which will be born a redeemer glorious,
He will be put to death, and on the third day rise victorious.”

At this news, Joseph was excited,
To be trusted with this task, he was delighted.
“A faithful father I will be
To this child of God for all eternity.”

Then came the time for the child to be born,
And start His ministry for this world forlorn.
On finding a place they were not able,
So they had to go to a place much like a stable.




For three wise men, a star shown the way
To the place where the child was to be born that day.
With them they brought gifts so fair
To present to the child when they got there.

Strum the harp! Sound the horn!
For the King of kings and Lord of lords is born!
Sing! Every man, woman and child!
Born is the One who will tame the hearts wild!

We celebrate His birth century after century,
We sing carols and put up a nativity.
May we never forget this holy birth,
One that was meant to save the Earth.


Part 2


To save the world, Christ went down to Earth.
People marveled and cheered at His birth.
He came to save all the lost souls,
He came to make all peoples’ hearts whole.

We celebrate the occasion with gifts and song.
We put up decorations all Christmas season long.
It is a time to be happy and sincere.
It is a time to be full of love and cheer.

It has also become a time to sing and tell stories
Of Santa Claus and his reindeer, besides the glories
Of Christ’s birth and the pageantry it brought.
Instead of Him, the focus is on the presents to be bought.

Songs like “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”
And “Frosty the Snowman” are held as dear
As legitimate songs for this season.
What do those songs have to do with the real reason?

Gift giving has become way out of control,
People trample each other, letting satan rule their souls.
They push and shove just for the big savings.
Causing in others great rantings and ravings.


Materialism seems to have taken the floor,
When it comes to Christmas, showing Jesus the door.
Nowhere in the Word does it say to celebrate the day.
Now look at what happens, satan is having his laughs, I’d say.

Lord God, please change Your children’s hearts,
Thereby giving the celebration of Jesus a brand new start.
Have mercy, Lord, on the materialistic souls,
And place in their hearts none but Godly goals!



Lord, there is none beside You, nor before You.
Domine Deus, tu solus sanctus. Amen.
Live life in love, for to love is to live!
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Postby jjsledge » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:29 am

Being a man of few words, my poems are never very long. Mine are like the Readers Digest version or your eloquent rendition.

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Postby Soapbox Preacher » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:43 pm

This came to me all in one day! I just kept writing and writing. I have over 130 rubaiyat (4 liners)
Maybe, Greg.
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Postby jjsledge » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:13 pm

Most of mine just take a few minutes to write because I just "write what I hear". I you know what I mean.

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