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Christmas Through The Eyes Of A Child

One time I came across a blog for the artist Greg Olsen. He had painted a wonderful picture of Santa standing at a beautiful table where the nativity was placed. He had in his hand the baby Jesus. The near by candle was lighting up the face of Santa and the small figurine. Greg is a very inspired artist. He wrote a poem to go with this special painting. This little poem was from his blog in 2009.

 

"The Spirit of Christmas"

 

By the magical light of a small Christmas candle

A little old man tries to carefully handle

 

The small porcelain manger which serves as a bed

For the wee Baby Jesus to lay down His head.

 

In wonder he brings the manger up to his view,

Smiles at the baby and whispers, “I love you!

 

I love you for bringing this season of joy,

I love you for growing to a man from a boy;

 

For being our light and leading the way,

For being the spirit which makes Christmas Day!

 

You’ve been my mentor, my model, my hero and guide,

Please continue to help me and stay by my side.

 

I’ve tried to follow your teachings and give as you gave,

Reminding all to be kind and that it’s wise to behave.

 

Help me to serve others and bring them your light,

Especially the children, please bless them tonight!

 

Some have so very little, scarce food for their table,

You know how it feels - you were born in a stable!

 

Bless all their mothers and fathers with a knowledge that’s sure,

The best gift they can give is their love, strong and pure.

 

That’s the Spirit of Christmas when all’s said and done,

God’s gift of love, that came as His Son!”

 

Then back to His mother the child is returned

The Nativity glows as the candle is burned.

 

In a wink the little old man slips quietly away

Some say he goes up the chimney and climbs in a sleigh.

 

Whatever the case, His mission is clear -

Give unto others, bringing love and good cheer.

 

He flies into the night and bids us adieu

Doing for others what Jesus would do!

 

Greg Olsen - 2009

All credit goes to Greg Olsen for this poem and thought.

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Taken on December 24, 2006