Friday, December 7, 2012

Simplify Christmas...

Celebrate Christ!

The Spirit of Christmas

After all, isn't He the reason for the season?



By the magical light of a small Christmas candle
A little old man tries to carefully handle

The small porcelain manger which serves as a bed
For the wee Baby Jesus to lay down His head.

In wonder he brings the manger up to his view,
Smiles at the baby and whispers, “I love you!"

I love you for bringing this season of joy,
I love you for growing to a man from a boy;

For being our light and leading the way,
For being the spirit which makes Christmas Day!
                               ~ Greg Olsen




Used with permission from Greg Olsen Art Publishing, Inc.
208-888-2585 www.gregolsen.com





7 comments:

  1. Thanks for enriching my Christmas spirit with the image and the prose. And it's a great lesson for other bloggers to get the authors permission.

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  2. Beautiful poem, and sweet photo.  I love your first line: Celebrate Christ.  Amen!  

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  3. Oh I love that! thanks for sharing...

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  4. This is beautiful!  I've never seen this photo and I absolutely adore it!  Perfect.  Merry Christmas, Carolyn.

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  5. Donna@Gardens Eye ViewJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Just lovely Carolyn...the picture is amazing and says it all

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  6. http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/2012/12/advents-dozen-for-diana.html

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  7. at our previous church the baby for the manger is kept tucked away, until Christmas Day. One year he was SO tucked away they had to use a substitute.

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