As I ran from car to house carrying bundles of presents and Christmas trimmings, I started to think about how Mary did not have this “hustle and bustle.” And yet, she carried treasures far more important than my little gifts.
I’ve always loved Christina Rosetti’s Christmas poem “What Can I Give Him?” In the end, we learn our hearts are the best we can offer. (For an amazing picture book version of this poem, go here.). (affiliate link)
It made me think about how each person in the Christmas story carried something of great value to give. In fact, everyone carried something in the Christmas story. For this year’s Christmas poem, I wanted to focus on the delight and treasure they each carried as Jesus was born.
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Are you longing to reflect in wonder about the story of Jesus this Christmas?
Take time to reflect on the wonder of God’s story in this poetry devotional journal. Take a journey through various aspects of the Christmas story – from the prophecy, to the star-sign, meet Mary and the shepherds and the wise men, see the busy town and hear the angels signing. And of course, meet Jesus in these poems.
I’ve never read such an engaging devotional. It includes Scripture, poetry, personal thoughts and suggestions for your own thoughts and journaling. – Serene SpeakmanThought-provoking without being overwhelming; daily devotional for the Christmas season to draw your focus heavenward. – Lori Marie