The Spirit of Christmas
by Rhonda S Galizia
Friday, December 03, 2010
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You know who you are
And how much I cherish
Your friendship and faithful presence
In my life.
Merry Christmas/ Happy Hanukkah
I hung the wreath,
A little kissing
On the nose.
I hummed along
To ‘Midnight Clear’
My heart replete
With Christmas cheer.
I draped the tree
With bells and cane
The scent of pine
Left its refrain.
I placed Joseph & the Virgin
One, on either side
Of the manger with Baby Jesus
Lying swaddled deep inside.
I paused then, to offer up
My praise and adulation
To Father GOD in heaven
For Christ and my Salvation.
I took the cookies
Hot from the oven
Recalling the jingle
Nothin’ says lovin‘
Just like the aroma
That fills the air
Around every table,
Upon every chair!
For the Spirit of Christmas
Has entered the hearts
And lit-up the eyes
Of the seniors and tots!
For where the Spirit of Christmas
Will make Himself known -
‘Tis the place where miracles happen,
It has been shown!
Yea, the Spirit of Christmas
Abiding- in-heart can astound:
For that is the place
Where true faith can be found.
I lifted my glass into the air
and thanked the LORD above
For family, friends, and miracles
..all found within His love.
Who makes us glad
with the yearly remembrance of the birth
of Thine only Son Jesus Christ,
Grant us, that as we joyfully receive Him for our Redeemer,
even so, we may with sure confidence,
behold Him when He shall come to be our Judge;
He who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Ghost,
one GOD, world without end . Amen.
© 2010 Rhonda S. Galizia, Scribe Unto The LORD
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|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Beautiful write, Rhonda; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Excellent poem of the holidays...I am a little late but it is beautiful just the same. Thank you for sharing.|
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|My dear Rhonda,
You fill my heart with warmth and wonder.
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|What wonderful scenes you bring to mind...
I love the warmth of this bright cheery Christmas poem!
And then the finale--the Spirit-filled prayer that so beautifully magnifies the grown-up, crucified, risen Christ seated in the heavenlies, and coming again!
As for the formatting, I wish I could understand how words I arrange so carefully on the AD Add Works page come out in various forms and sizes--I hope they can improve it soon.
Well, it's Christmas time -- "God bless us everyone!"
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|THANK YOU, RHONDA...WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. A EARLY 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' TO YOU. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine
|May the Christ Child remain in your heart this Christmas Prayers and Joy to you dear Saint. My book 'The Garden Path' should soon be for sale on "AD". It was published by Lulu. Look for it there As ever
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|And Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours, Granny.|
|Reviewed by John Domino
God knows your heart. You wrote a wonderful piece of poetry that gives glory to The Lord.
God Bless You!
Merry Christmas in Christ love,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|We are all so happy to see your return and the strong faith you have that is magnified in this wonderful inspiring poem for Christ our King and redeemer. Merry Christmas
|Reviewed by Lew Duffey
|You did well and a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS|
|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
|Beloved, I can't seem to get it upload correctly.. please forgive me. It's been nigh on four years since I posted!
The prayer should read: O GOD, Who makes us glad..
God bless you.
Love & Hugs, Rhonda