Monday, December 24, 2018

The Perfect Gift

 The perfect Gift has been given!
Have you received it?

For God so love the world that He gave
His only begotten Son
That whosoever believes in Him
will not perish but have everlasting life
John 3:16

Fragility of circumstance
Can spark a darksome dread
Ability to trust God grants
His perfect peace instead

To cope with naught but what one sees
Can make us fall apart
To hope in God will set at ease
The struggle in the heart

The prize that keeps some mesmerized
Showcases vanity
The wise, through One for us chastised
Embrace humility

Who can afford the war of Want
A lonely way to live
Man is not Lord nor can he grant
What only God can give

He does not say that ease will pave
The way He did atone
Because of what Love gave, death's grave
Is but a steppingstone

Then praise the Giver of The Gift
Salvation's wondrous plan 
His grace delivers, spans the rift
That gaped twixt God and man

...and thus the joy angels first told
To shepherds filled with fright 
For us, as in those days of old
Is still the same True Light

© Janet Martin

Jeremiah 17:7
But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is Him.

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