The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 24, 2011

Christmas in 50 words ...

By Patsy Sorrels, columnist
Enid News and Eagle

— God reached down

       Spirit’s touch

Virgin conceived

      Joseph feared much

Angel said,

      “Don’t be afraid”

Joseph awoke

       Marriage vows made

Agustus decreed

      Bethlehem bound

Joseph and Mary

      No room found

Word made flesh

      Born on straw

Angels hosanna

      Shepherds awe

Cattle low

      As shepherds kneel

Mary ponders ...

God is real.

------By Dana Livesay


“For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ, the Messiah, the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory He may grant you to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14-19)

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-27)

This is my Christmas prayer and blessings upon all who read this. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

“He came to die on a cross of wood, yet made the hill on which it stood.” Something to ponder ... God is real!

Happy birthday Lord Jesus ... how I love you!

Keep the faith and celebrate His birthday somewhere today.