I wish I could sit and talk with Jesus

Since it's Christmas time again

So I could ask about His miraculous birth

Behind the inn at Bethlehem

There's so many things I ponder

As the years accumulate

And I read the Biblical account

I sit and contemplate

If I could only talk with Jesus

On this Holy night

Did You name the star of Bethlehem that shone so bright?

And did You help decide the Virgin Mary
would be the one to give You birth?

Was it warm enough in the manger
when You were born on earth?

Did leaving the glories of Heaven
make Your heart grieve?

And did You know ahead of time
that You would have to leave?

Were You a baby up in heaven
or were You God's fully grown Son

When the creation of the universe
as we know it was begun?

Did our Father up in Heaven smile with contentment too
As the multitude of angels sang "Glory to God," for You?

Did He long to hold You in His arms
When Joseph held You first instead?

When did You know You'd be our sacrifice
With Your precious arms outspread?

As I drew aside this Christmas season, I realized anew
That these questions need no answers because I truly do love You.

For I believe You left the portals of Heaven far behind
Condescending to birth in human form to give Your life for mankind.

I believe You're the second Person of the Trinity
And had a mission to fulfill, so we could be redeemed

As You obeyed Your Father's will
And I'm convinced the time is fast approaching

When we'll behold Your face and every knee
Shall finally bow acknowledging Your Deity and grace.

And as I read the Christmas story to my family once again,
They'll see You're not just the Holy Christ Child

But the Reigning King of all men.

So Lord Jesus, I'll be thanking You
For blessing me and mine all year,
And continue glorifying You
As Christmas Day draws near.

For I find I cannot share this day with gifts and love of family
Until I first give thanks to You again for giving Yourself for me.

Dorothea K. Barwick ©12, 1, 2004

Used Here With Her Very Gracious Permission

A Word of Praise and Thanks From Dorothea

Revelation 11:17

"We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned." Sharing with you my gratefulness for the miraculous birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Lord.

As I humbly thank Him for giving us another Christmas season to share with family and friends, I'll also thank Him for creating you, for you are a precious part of my life. May peace and joy be yours as His grace continues to bless us. Have a Blessed Christmas!

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