Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Life in Christ at Christmas....Poem



New Life in Christ at Christmas!

At a time when things seemed desperate and we were almost in despair

My husband took my hand and offered up a special prayer

We laid our heavy burdens down at our dear Savior’s feet

There was nothing more that we could do, so we acknowledged our defeat



But the Lord took us in our brokenness… and gathered us beneath His wings

We felt so safe beside Him there…He’s the awesome “King of kings”

No trial is too much for him to take… no storm too strong to calm

Beneath his wings he soothed us with a natural, healing balm



We found rest for our tired souls…He hushed our worried peeps

And in the morning light we woke…refreshed from all the sleep

As if this peace was not enough… He gave us a great prize

The problems from the night before were no longer of great size



He had put them in perspective…and simply taken them away

This was an awesome morning…the start of a brand new day

We woke to find a miracle had truly taken place

A soul had found salvation…and true peace had filled this space



The struggles of the night before had vanished…they’d been replaced

The troubled one in so much pain had found the throne of grace

And so Christmas Eve had passed that night… and now it was Christmas Day

This soul had left his past behind and found the strength to pray



Dear Jesus thank you for the gift you’re handing out to me

I accept your love with all my heart…the love that sets me free!

We had a celebration…with the family gathered round

The new child of the kingdom wore a red tissue paper crown



It singled him out as the chosen one…the one who’d found new worth

The one who’d given up his fight…and surrendered to new birth

A miracle has taken place…no doubts to steal our joy

Our brother is now a child of The King…who came to earth as a baby boy!





Written by Linda Hogeland Dec. 2011

5 comments:

Hannah said...

This is beautiful! I love it :)

Jenilee said...

I love this one! and congrats on your brother's salvation! what wonderful news!

Deanna said...

Dearest Linda,
You write so beautifully!!!

Have a wonderful year,
d

deborah said...

Love your poem!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm sorry your brother is back in the hospital! I have been praying and will continue to do so.