Sunday, December 6, 2020

 

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 2020

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land

Nothing was stirring; no events were planned.

There was almost no toilet paper to share

With all the stockpiling, the store shelves were bare.

 

The children were all restless in their beds

Thoughts of Corona Virus raged in their heads.

A newspaper was spread out in my lap

Indicating cases all over the map.

 

On the TV there rose such a clatter

A crowd was shouting “black lives matter.

Government spending seemed quite rash

How could they dish out so much cash?

 

Christmas lights danced on the new-fallen snow.

But there were few people out to watch the show.

When what to my weary eyes did appear

It was announced that a vaccine was near!

 

But there on the TV looking so plump

What did I see again but Donald Trump?

He was saying again that it was all a scam.

The election was an out and out sham.

 

 Krebs said the election was the most secure.

This was more than Donald Trump could endure.

He was sure that this man had to be fired.

How could he say this is what transpired?

 

With a great flourish the lawsuits did fly,

But one by one the judges said, “Nice try.”

It did not matter how many Trump lost.

Trump found a way to cover the cost.

 

With a abundance of tweets on Twitter

He could raise money from those who were bitter.

The money came in by leaps and bounds

No matter how foolish all these tweets sound.

 

Donald Trump could play golf every day.

No matter what the news people did say.

Day after day new records were set.

He still downplayed the Corona Virus threat.

 

How many people he’s fired I cannot say.

The count continues to grow day after day.

I wonder if when all the lawsuits are done

If he will still continue to say, “I won.”

 

Even as Donald continues to dream

Biden is building a transition team.

The senator race is still on in Georgia

Do we really need any more drama?

 

Trump’upset angry when I see him in spite of myself.

The rants and the rages that come out of his head,

Tell me that maybe we still have lots to dread.

 

I wish he’d speak not a word but go straight to work

And deal with the virus and not be a jerk.

But each day it seems the crazier he grows

Yet the money he raises continues to grow.

 

Yet Biden and Harris spring to the task.

And urge all Americans to put on a mask.

Now when it seems the vaccine is in sight,

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020


JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD

In Nazareth they loved the scripture He read.
But they clearly rejected the things He said.
His own brothers thought that He was out of His head.
But they changed their minds when He rose from the dead.

The crowds loved Him when five thousand men He fed.
But they would not listen when He spoke of living bread.
They grumbled at His words and then they all fled.
It’s too bad they weren’t around when He rose from the dead.

What an uproar when into the temple He tread!
His actions made the Sadducees want His head.
He was popular so they had to plan ahead.
Imagine their shock when He rose from the dead.

When Jesus was arrested the disciples all fled.
The thought of sharing His fate filled them with dread.
They were not around when for their sins He bled.
But they all saw Him when He rose from the dead.

Because He lives we know we’ve nothing to dread.
Jesus promised that we would rise from the dead.
On the cross of Calvary He died in our stead.
And on Easter Sunday He rose from the dead.




PALM SUNDAY 2020

Jesus rode into Jerusalem as King.
It was His abiding peace He came to bring.
The people’s shouts of Hosanna did plainly ring.
But in a few days the mood of the crowd did swing.

Jesus knew it was the cross that lay before Him.
The path ahead looked incredibly dim.
Yet about this day many have written hymns.
We can have His peace when the outlook seems grim.

There can be no big crowds anywhere this day.
The limit is fifteen our premier did say.
But somehow we can still assemble and pray.
We can still sing praises on Palm Sunday.

In these troubled times let’s turn to the Prince of Peace.
It’s only in Him all our fears find release.
In the midst of this crisis may our songs never cease.
May we look to Jesus and find inner peace.





Monday, March 30, 2020


PALM SUNDAY 2020

Jesus rode into Jerusalem as King.
It was His abiding peace He came to bring.
The people’s shouts of Hosanna did plainly ring.
But in a few days the mood of the crowd did swing.

Jesus knew it was the cross that lay before Him.
The path ahead looked incredibly dim.
Yet about this day many have written hymns.
We can have His peace when the outlook seems grim.

There can be no big crowds anywhere this day.
The limit is fifteen our premier did say.
But somehow we can still assemble and pray.
We can still sing praises on Palm Sunday.

In these troubled times let’s turn to the Prince of Peace.
It’s only in Him all our fears find release.
In the midst of this crisis may our songs never cease.
May we look to Jesus and find inner peace.

Thursday, December 19, 2019


SIMEON’S   EYES OF FAITH

Lord, for all my life I have tried to follow You,
You know how hard I have tried to remain true.
I don’t know why this promise You’ve given to me
That Israel’s consolation I will see.

I feel the guidance of Your Holy Spirit.
For some reason going to Your Temple seems fit.
I see a couple bringing with them two doves,
And carrying a tiny baby that they love.

Wait! This is surely no ordinary baby.
He is the Savior that you have promised me.
I simply can’t wait to hold Him in my arms.
I hope His mother and father are not alarmed.

Thank you, You may now dismiss your servant in peace.
My waiting for Your blessed promise can now cease.
With my own eyes I have seen Your salvation.
This tiny baby will bring light to the nations.

“Young woman, even though your baby seems small,
Through Him, many in Israel will rise and fall.
The inner thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.
Their true feelings will no longer be concealed.

Our nation’s salvation will come at a great cost.
You personally will suffer a terrible loss.
I know a sword will pierce you to your very soul,
So that others in this world can be made whole.”








DON’T LOSE THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS

It’s so easy to lose the wonder of Christmas,
Even though the story is full of strangeness.
A peasant girl is visited by an angel.
Gabriel’s greeting to her leaves her baffled.
Why would an ordinary girl be highly favored?
The whole idea of it seems so absurd.

Who ever heard of a virgin giving birth?
How could a tiny baby bring peace on earth?
A dream causes Joseph to take Mary as his wife,
When his mind was filled with great trouble and strife.
Why would the King of kings be laid in a manger?
Can you think of a story that’s any stranger?

An angel visits some humble shepherds one night.
The glory of the Lord around them brings much fright.
The message that angel brings is one of great joy.
In Bethlehem’s manger they will find a boy.
A great host of angels shout praises to God.
An angel bringing such news to shepherds seems odd.

Mary sees all these things and ponders them in her heart.
Of all the wonders we know only a part.
Magi travel many miles following a star.
Why would some kind of star make them travel so far?
Why would they bring with them such rich presents?
Mary and Joseph seemed to be simple peasants.

Simeon knows he will see the Messiah.
He sees a baby and cries out Hallelujah.
He knows that this small child is the world’s salvation.
Jesus has come to bring peace to the nations.
An old woman named Anna also sees this child
And the joy that He brings causes her to smile.




Tuesday, December 11, 2018


WHEN TWO MIRACLES MEET

For this Christmas season, let me give you a special treat.
I will tell you a story about when two miracles meet.
Zechariah and Elizabeth were both very old.
Yet their love for their Heavenly Father had not grown cold.
Zechariah was busy in the temple burning incense,
When an angel came with a story that did not make sense.
How could he and Elizabeth have a son in their old age?
That this would be impossible anyone would surely gage.

That same angel Gabriel came to a very young woman.
The angel’s greeting to Mary would startle any woman.
She was nothing special, so how could she be highly favored?
Yet the Gabriel’s promise to her was one that she would savor.
She was chosen by God to bear a miraculous Child.
For some reason, she was the one on whom God had smiled.
His promise was that a virgin was going to give birth.
Isn’t that one of the greatest miracles on earth?

Mary asks the angel how she could possibly have a son.
So he tells that the God’s blessings have only begun.
Her relative, Elizabeth, would also have a son.
And Mary’s son, Jesus, would reign over everyone.
So Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hills.
There she was warmly greeted by someone who shared her thrill.
Elizabeth exclaimed that Mary was especially blessed.
That she would bear the Messiah, who would have guessed?

The baby that Elizabeth bears in her womb leaps for joy.
Even he knows that Mary’s child is no ordinary boy.
Even though neither of the women has yet given birth,
Both of them know that their sons are destined to have great worth.
In their excitement, both women burst into song.
For the fulfillment of God’s promises they have waited long.
Who would refuse to sing boldly when two miracles meet?
This is a blessed time that God would never ever repeat.