Gifts of the Magi – 25th Poem of Christmas

Gifts of the Magi

God’s great gift
Inspired newness of life,
Faith-centered, driven by
Trust sparking compassion,
Service, mercy, kindness, and empathy.
One act of goodness
Fosters another and another,
Telling of courage and generosity, and of
Hope for a better world – created
Each day – good deed by good deed.
Magi brought gifts fit for a king
And practical in the way of the time,
Gifts that could be used and shared,
Inspiring all to do the same with gifts given to us.

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Star of Wonder – 20th Poem of Christmas

Celestial Beauty

Stars, our celestial guides,
Transform the night sky into
A map to places longed for but unknown,
Radiating light so travelers may find their way.
One travels this track in the belly of a maid,
Father Joseph leading the beast of burden
Wending its way to Bethlehem.
Others follow a singular star, searching for a king
Not a child, not a babe in the arms of a tired woman.
Didn’t they hear there would be king? And yet
Each magi kneels and gives gifts to this child
Recognizing the man he would become, wise and wondrous.