2016 Prayer

This is a poem I wrote last year about Christmas that I feel compelled to post again. We’re a nation in peril, floundering purposelessly toward oblivion. Perhaps this is a message/prayer we need to start the new year off with.

Christmas is about The Baby,
Easter’s about the cross;
One comes as a present,
The other with a cost.

We seem to favor Christmas
A sense of joy pervades
You can feel it all around you
And wish that it would stay.

We’ve romanticized the manger
And the divinity portrayed;
But forget about the dirt
And the poverty displayed.

Yet rising from the barnyard
A bright star showed the way
For the Shepherd men to follow
To find the Christ child born that day.

Let’s stop and think a moment
Of God’s answer to the fall
A child, a King, a Savior
Born in a dirty stall.

But the real Christmas message
Is more than peace on earth
It’s God has condescended
To visit planet earth.

But the way He chose to do it
Should leaves us humbled and amazed
The King of Kings among us
Not to visit but to stay.

So this year let’s consider
The Present and the Cross
For one without the other
Leaves us hopeless, blind and lost.

Mason Swinney


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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2 Responses to 2016 Prayer

  1. Will Howlett says:

    love it

    Liked by 1 person

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