The First Present of Christmas

The first present of Christmas
Was not wrapped with bright paper,
Shiny ribbons, sparkling bows,
Or ties with ends that taper.
The first present of Christmas
Was not large in any way,
No impressive size,
And not containing much to weigh.
The first present of Christmas
Did not rattle, shake, or thump,
Jingle, crinkle, ring, or beep,
Or turn on with a bump.
The first present of Christmas
Was not bought with any dime
Or dollar, gold or silver,
Or with overtime.
The first present of Christmas
Was wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Small enough to cradle,
Crying with a stuffy nose.
The first present of Christmas
Cost the Giver everything,
Priceless beyond count or measure—
The gift of a King.

Merry Christmas everyone! May your Christmas season be blessed and full of the the Prince of Peace, the Light of the World, the Hope of the Earth, our Messiah, Jesus Christ.

If you would like a copy of my book, Learning to Love: A Collection of Poetry and 40 Daily Devotions, it is available on Amazon $10 US for paperback and $5 US for eBook. Proceeds go charity. Thank you and God bless.

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