Friday, December 11, 2009


As we all rush around in the Christmas season, we often lose sight of why we celebrate. I wanted to share this poem I found on a daily web devotional:
The Queens came late, but the Queens were there With gifts in their hands and crowns in their hair.
They'd come, these three, like the Kings, from far,
Following, yes, that guiding star.
They'd left their ladles, linens, looms,
Their children playing in nursery rooms,
And told their sitters: "Take charge! For this
Is a marvelous sight we must not miss!"
The Queens came late, but not too late
To see the animals small and great,
Feathered and furred, domestic and wild,
Gathered to gaze at a mother and child.
And rather than frankincense and myrrh
And gold for the babe, they brought for her
Who held him, a homespun gown of blue,
And chicken soup--with noodles, too-
And a lingering, lasting, cradle-song.
The Queens came late and stayed not long,
For their thoughts already were straining far-
Past manger and mother and guiding star
And a child aglow as a morning sun-
Toward home and children and chores undone.
Norma Farber (from "When It Snowed That Night," 1993)
Let us all remember
Jesus is the reason for the season!

1 comment:

  1. got a chance to read arthur janet rockeys book chicken soup for the soul what I learned from the cat she has a inspirational story in this bestseller. this writer story is autobiographical it is about 2 cats she owns and from reading this you can really learn alot about yourself and life. I was very honored to meet this talented individul recently and she told me she has a devotional coming out and is working on a christian novel and I was very intrested to learn that she has worked with some very talented writers at the christian writers conference I can hardly wait to see mrs rockeys future works tom chastain tampa fla