A Christmas Child is Born By Lori A Alicea

With the Christmas celebration almost here, most have found themselves weary from the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping, baking, serving and gift giving; myself included.  

With the traditions of the season keeping us overwhelmed in the details, I find myself guilty of glossing over the true reason while we celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior.

With children and grandchildren seated beside the tree come Christmas morning, it’s every parents dream to bless them with gifts from the heart. While putting smiles and magic into a child’s holiday is wonderful, this year I long to pause and ask myself the question: “Have I set aside a meaningful gift for Jesus?”After all, he truly is the reason for the season.

Come December 25, Jesus will receive this song from my heart, honoring what he wrapped and gave to us all at Christmas; Himself.

It’s not too late to find that perfect gift for Christ on Christmas morning.

A Christmas Child is Born By Lori A Alicea

Two thousand years ago began,  the story of one night. Appears to shepherds keeping watch, an angel caused them fright.

The angel said, be not afraid. I bring you news of joy. The Savior has been born to you, the barn he sleeps this boy.  

In Bethlehem, a sign awaits, where swaddling clothes are worn.  When find a manger bed, rejoice, the Christmas child was born. Jesus Resting on a Manger

The shepherds left their flocks at night, in Bethlehem they went. They hurried off, amazed to see, the child that Heaven sent. A7B196C1-0F72-4506-AEB0-C777AAA46E56

That night a Christmas star appeared, from East three Wiseman see.   The star would lead them to their King,  the place this child would be. wisemen following star

Bowed down three Wiseman worshipped him, this child’s face behold. Presenting myrrh and frankincense, to him their gifts of gold. 3AD1E282-5D1E-4250-ADB2-10DE43309096

A barn received Immanuel, no royal robes were worn. Expecting grand, so many missed, a Christmas child was born. 6B4B4ADB-6C1C-4278-897E-4C5E944F393D

Dear Lord, the shepherds left it all, to see if it was true. The stories told them long ago, to get a glimpse of you.

Might I be willing, leave behind, the minute when you call. Might I be stirred for one small glimpse, of you to leave it all.

The Wiseman traveled far because, their heart was for their King.  Prepared to share their love for him, arms full of gifts they bring.  

Might I come bearing gifts myself, for you this Christmas day. Surrendered heart I give to you, my life, please have your way.

This Christmas child no room for him, no vacancy the inn. Two thousand years ago one night, his story does begin.

Remind me when I leave no room, or vacancies within. No guest room but the Master Suite, reserved for you my Inn.

And though from heaven you were sent, to live with us on earth. The baby born a manger lay, a barn received your birth.

Might I allow you to grow up, from manger where you lay. Who died for me then live again, on Resurrection Day.

Dear Lord you are my gift today, a treasure wrapped in Thee.  Immanuel, our God with us, my present ‘neath the tree.

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Author Lori A Alicea and her beloved husband David of 29 years thank you for sharing a moment of your day with them at Apples of Gold Encouragement. It is their desire you experience their heart for family, love, encouragement and God through the words God has put on Lori’s heart to write. They are hopeful you discover a few treasures of encouragement, realizing we all share common threads in our lives. Be blessed in your day.

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