Monday, December 27, 2010

A Poem to Ponder

We attended a Christmas program at our daughter's church and this poem was on the back of the program. I want to share it with you my blogging friends.

Lord, this is my prayer not only on Christmas Day
But until I see You face to face may I live my life this way:
Just like the baby Jesus I ever hope to be,
Resting in Your loving arms trusting in Your sovereignty.
And like the growing Christ child in wisdom daily learning,
May I ever seek to know You with my mind and spirit yearning.
Like the Son so faithful let me follow in Your light,
Meek and bold, humble and strong not afraid to face the night.
Nor cowardly to suffer and stand for truth alone,
Knowing that Your kindgom awaits my going home.
Not afraid to sacrifice though great may be the cost,
Mindful how You rescued me from broken-hearted loss.
Like my risen Savior the babe, the child, the Son,
May my life forever speak of who You are and all You've done.
So while this world rejoices and celebrates Your birth,
I treasure You, the greatest gift unequaled in Your worth.
I long to hear the same words that welcomed home Your Son,
"Come, good and faithful servant", Your Master says, "Well done".
And may heaven welcome others who will join with me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ not only Christmas Day.
Mary Fairchild


Glenda said...

What a wonderful prayer for the new year! Hope 2011 is a most blessed year for you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and freinds. What a wonderful thought to keep in mind as we look toward the new year! I'm excited about it - I always love a new year. Hope it is a wonderful one for you!!