Posted by: morgan1965 | December 25, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

It is Christmas Day, December 25, 2009.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Each year at Christmas time, I turn to the poems of Howard Thurman in his book titled, “The Mood of Christmas.” There are many wonderful writings in this volume that lift the reader’s spirit.

On this Christmas Day, I share with you Thurman’s poem titled, “Christmas Returns”:

Christmas returns, as it always does, with its assurance that life is good.
It is the time of lift to the spirit,
When the mind feels its way into the commonplace,
And senses the wonder of simple things: an evergreen tree,
Familiar carols, merry laughter.
It is the time of illumination,
When candles burn, and old dreams
Find their youth again.
It is the time of pause,
When forgotten joys come back to mind, and past
dedications renew their claim.
It is the time of harvest for the heart,
When faith reaches out to mantle all high endeavor,
And love whispers its magic word to everything that breathes.
Christmas returns, as it always does, with its assurance that life is good.

On this Christmas Day, I pray that you and I will experience God’s joy and know that life is good. May it be so.

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