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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas!!   We will resume the devotionals with the new year.  Be safe and warm!

Keep These Things

 By Robin Bayne




The gifts were many, each a treasure

Some of wealth, more of the heart.


The greetings robust, yet hushed

And filled with awe.


The star shimmered still, even

As morning neared.


Her body drained, Mary sighed, breathing in scents

Of pungent hay, and sheep, and donkey.

Her pulse quickened again at the wonder—

Her new son, her Jesus, who would be Lord.


She knew the Scriptures and held them dear.


Her stomach clenched, overwhelmed at being chosen.

Her, a common girl, not worthy, not ready.


The baby fussed, and Mary hugged Him to her chest. A breeze

Tickled the hairs on her arm, and she smiled.

She thought of the Angel’s words, the shepherd’s words.

The voices lifted in praise.


Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.

She held them dear.

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