Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!



I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

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It's hard not to get sucked up into the inherent consumerism that surrounds Christmas nowadays. It's hard to remember what it's all about.
And yet we must.
Because if we do not, who will?

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A
Star
A star
Dancing in 
the night
The 
Child
The Child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

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And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 

5 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Anna! I don't know if my Christmas card has made it to you yet, but if not, hopefully it will be there soon. :)

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    1. Belated Merry Christmas to you, Rebekah!
      I'm still waiting for the card. I hope it's not lost :(

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    2. I can always send you another one. :D

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    1. Belated Merry Christmas, Patricia! And happy new year too! :D

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