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.


  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.

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

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

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

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

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


  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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