Thursday, December 10, 2009

18 Days of Christmas - The Third Day



From now until Christmas day I am treating you to foisting upon you our collection of Christmas poems. If I made our cards that year I'll post a picture of that as well. If you missed yesterday's poem, click on the 18 Days of Christmas button in my sidebar. The way you can tell who wrote which poem is to note whose name is listed first at the end.

It is a season of silent expectation—

Shepherds, shivering in the night,
await the coming of the messiah
Adonai has promised them.
It is a season of ancient prophecy—
Magi, bearing royal gifts,
follow the light of a new-born star
to David’s city, Bethlehem.
It is a season of two-edged terror—
Herod, obsessed with usurpers,
has words of scripture on his mind
and thoughts of murder in his heart.
It is a season of great gladness—
Angels, foretold of the coming birth,
can hardly keep from singing to God
new-written songs of praise and love.
It is a season of heavenly peace—
Carry Christ-like reconciliation
with you into our embattled world.
It is a season of much rejoicing—
Our Redeemer this day is born!


Mike & Dana Rhyne
Christmas 1994

6 comments:

  1. I'm impressed Bug. You did good!!!

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  2. I love the name "Adonai" for God - it's so personal and loving.

    And your poems are GREAT. How cool that you co-create them. Wow!!

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  3. The whole little poem leads to the big event in the last line: the birth of Christ.

    The season of prophecy, terror gladness , peace and rejoicing creates the background drama to this event.

    Very nicely built!

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  4. You don't hear or see the Hebrew name for God that often...or at least I don't. Your hubby sounds like a well studied man. You two make a good match. Thanks for sharing these Dana.

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  5. I am lovin this! I kept all the ones I have received, cards AND poems! I am also impressed by your blog-button making ability.

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