Thursday, December 24, 2020

Unmodified Worldwide Christmas

Merry Christmas to you from the Martin-house!

Photo credit: Brittany Ruppert

This past year ‘modified’ 
Is a word we all learned 
As plans and events, the world wide 
Were nixed and overturned 

And while patience was tried 
Amidst both smile and frown 
We simply found that ‘modified’ 
Often meant Slowing. Down 

We learned to cherish more 
The freedoms of this land 
And be a lot more thankful for 
A hug or shake of hand 

So, this Christmas, in spite 
Of all we do without 
Nothing can modify the night 
Christmas is all about 

Hope is not modified; 
In form of Baby Boy 
The Saviour of the whole world wide 
Brings everlasting joy 

Then, fill heaven and earth 
With praises far and wide 
God, who ordained our Saviour’s birth 
Is never modified 

For unto us that day 
Was born in Bethlehem 
A Saviour to bring peace, alway 
And goodwill unto men 

© Janet Martin 

Luke 2: 10-11 

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, 
I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.


  1. Merry Christmas, Janet and family!
    These photos are great, such a wonderful keepsake. Were they taken by a professional photographer?

    1. Thank-you Sasha. My niece is a photographer and she took them. Oh! thank-you for asking. I forgot to add the photo credit!
      I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year.

  2. Your niece is a very talented artist. Thank you, Janet, for the poem and good wishes, God bless and keep you and yours always.

    1. Yes, she is very talented girl in so many things! <3 Blessings and hugs to you.


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