Christmas Hope – A Poem

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Christmas Hope – A Poem

This poem was God’s gift to me on Christmas Eve 2001. I hope it blesses you!


Christmas Hope

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__

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

 About the author:

Norma Gail headshot rockhouse GoogleNorma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, set in Scotland and New Mexico released in April 2014. She is a former Bible Study Fellowship discussion leader who established the first weekly women’s Bible studies in her church in 2003 and continues to lead a weekly small group. Her devotionals, poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She has led weekly women’s Bible studies for 19 years. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, FaithWriters, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. She is a former RN and homeschool/soccer mom who loves family research, history, and Scotland. Norma lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 38 years. They have two adult children. of My Dreams cover sm


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One Comment

  1. Lovely poem….says it all.

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