Christmas Hope: A Poem

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Christmas Hope: A Poem

Several years ago, in the midst of Christmas Eve preparations, the Lord gave me this poem. It came all together in pretty much the form you see it here. God’s Christmas gift to me. I hope it blesses you! 



2MefromHim Devotional

Christmas Hope

 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

Christmas Hope scripture

Long ago

In a stable dark,

A little babe was born,

And hope came to

This darkened world

That blessed Christmas morn.

From Adam’s time

The curse came down,

And all creation groaned.

A God-shaped void

In all men’s hearts

And for his soul__ no home.

Through Adam’s choice,

God ordained a time

That Satan’s wiles would rule…

To allow for man

Himself, to see

Satan’s scheme as dark and cruel.

Through sin, man’s heart

Was altered,

He could not see his pain

As coming from

His own wrong choice…

On God, he placed the blame.

God promised,

The day He gave the curse

That He someday would redeem…

His word proclaimed

His creation to save

Through the birth of His Son__ the King.

Down through the ages

Man went his way

Though God’s word was strong and clear…

His grace extended

To all who chose

In His power and name to fear.

Then one night in a stable,

Dark and dirty

As heart’s full of sin…

A tiny child

Was born to a world

That offered no more room than the inn.

The angels sang…

The shepherds kneeled…

The wisemen traveled far…

All to see a child

Whose destiny

Was a Cross of pain and scars.

And today,

Men still are puzzled…

“Why would I a Savior need?”

Their hearts are dark…

Their minds are dim…

They were weaned on Satan’s creed.

In the quiet

Of a thoughtful moment

When, unwilling,

We admit our need__

Christmas Hope

We know the relationship’s broken,

His offer

We know we must heed.

His return is quickly approaching__

Long prophesied

More than His birth__

The Hope of the Ages__

To a world forlorn__

He is God__ His judgment is sure.

The Savior,

To know all our trials,

As a baby, chose to be born…

So come on your knees to the stable__

To the hope

Of that first Christmas morn!

Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, 2001

Norma Gail authorAbout the author: 

Norma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 41 years. They have two adult children. If you’re interested in connecting with her, you’re to follow her blog, or join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, or Amazon.


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