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A Christmas Lesson
by Connie Hinnen Cook

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Did Mary feel embarassed
when the shepherds came to call?
Did she wish they'd found a nicer place
instead of lowly stall?

Was she yearning for a perfumed bath,
someone to plait her hair?
Did she wish her Son a finer bed
with soft, warm blankets there?

Or did joy fill her grateful heart
and overflow with awe,
Remembering the angel's words
and what her eyes now saw.

For in her spirit Mary knew
this Son whom she adored
Was God's begotten Chosen One,
her Saviour and her Lord!

So, Mary murmured not at all,
no palace was more grand ~
The King of kings was ushered in
exactly as God planned.

And so a lesson for all time
this wisdom to impart:
Don't be absorbed with worldly show,
God looks upon the heart!


"For unto you is born this day
in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you:
Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger."
(Luke 2:11-12 KJV)

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Reviewed by Mary Quire 12/4/2005
Your words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing this one. I really needed it today.
Reviewed by Sandy Forbes (Reader) 12/13/2002
Touching and sweet! I agree wholeheartedly! Thanks for reminding us to pay attention to the content of our heart. Materialistic things can make life more comfortable but it can never last for eternity. . Jesus is the real everlasting treasure--as the lyric of a song I heard on the radio (WMBM AM 1490), Jesus is the reason for the season, yes He is, oh yes He is!
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 12/13/2002
Excellant write and message Connie! I like the way you rhyme.
Reviewed by Sally Montoye (Reader) 12/13/2002
Oh I loved this!!!! Wonderful write!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/13/2002
thanks for sharing this, connie! may the true meaning of the season..~JESUS brought back into our holiday celebrations! love, your friend, karen lynn. ((((HUGS)))) why do you think they call it CHRISTmas in the first place? JESUS is the reason for the season! :)
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 12/13/2002
so many seem to forget

thank you for the reminder of the true purpose
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 12/13/2002
Oh Connie how absolutely lovely and inspiring! Although I am of a other religion it seems most do forget the real reason for the season of Christmas!

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