twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38when 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's gate.their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day."where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse."this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."when what to their wondering eyes did appear,but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.then He opened His arms and He called them by name.and in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bringthose children all flew into the arms of their Kingand as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.and as if He could read all the questions she hadHe gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."then He looked down on earth, the world far belowHe saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woethen He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!""may this country be delivered from the hands of fools""I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"then He and the children stood up without a sound."come now my children, let me show you around."excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Poem for the Babies
I have been feeling so sad about Connecticut all week, and received this poem in an email from my sister-in-law yesterday. I was so happy she sent this along, it really brought me some sense of comfort, a smile to my face, and tears to my eyes. I had to share with you all - I'm sure there are some of you (if not all of you) who still can't get this tragedy off your mind. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.