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Our Mistake

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Our Mistake

Some years ago a child was born
Early on a Christmas morn
And in the sky a star did appear
Drawing people from far and near

Bethlehem the holy city the angels said
Some people were so afraid and filled with dread
But still they came to see him and by the star were led
To where the little baby Jesus lay his head

They brought him gifts in worship and crowned the new born king
They thought he was well worth it though not so Herod the king
He wanted Jesus dead for good and so he did decree
Kill all the little babies that should get rid of he

But luckily they missed him, the family had moved on
And when they went a searching, the baby he had gone
He lived to tell his story of his father’s kingdom to come
For this Jesus was crucified and on a cross was hung

He said forgive them father, they know not what they do
And then forgave us for our sins, can this man be true?
His family took him from the cross and laid his body down
Then wrapped his nail holed hands and feet, the laid him in the ground

So when I think of Christmas and of the infant birth
I often think of what we did through all the joy and mirth
So please enjoy your Christmas but try to spare a thought
And think of how we crucified the man who love had brought

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:31:00 PM
    Owen, thanks for your poem remembering the true meaning of Christmas. I hope you will have an incredible new year!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 10:48:00 AM
    The true meaning of Christmas beautifully displayed. So well done!

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:21:00 PM
    Owen, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 5:13:00 PM
    You say it all in this poem. How can we pay Him for all He has done for us? Jesus is the reason we celebrate. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 12:36:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading the story of Jesus written in poetic form..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..It is very uplifting..Sara