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His Beauty Revealed on Christmas Day

As the snow falls around me, I marvel at God’s wholesome and worthy entity. The Lord, on his special day, has given me a gift so precious and special; He has opened my eyes to his wondrous glory. The Lord above all has allowed me to see the beauty in the smallest of things: The stars and moon at night, and the clouds and sun by day; The little trickles of freezing cold, yet clean, fresh, clear water Running down the mountainsides, quenching my insatiable thirst; The trees in all their grandeur, That provide my warmth when I gather their branches; The leaves and pine needles at my feet, Providing soft beds for me and all the forest creatures. Best of all of these, however, is the snow. The beautiful snow in which no two snowflakes are the same. The same biting cold, yet strangely comforting and fulfilling snow, In which brings forth light on the darkest of days. I must thank the all-loving God, who has bestowed upon me this glorious gift. Me, a pathetic excuse for a soldier who has run away From the sight of bloodshed because I cannot stand to fight another friend. Me, a coward who is now running from the law, And living solely in the forest for fear of being caught and hanged. Me, a God-believing man who has sinned greatly. But I have repented. I have asked God for forgiveness of my sins on Christmas Eve night, And He has replied by giving me snow on Christmas morning, showing me that I am not alone, and that I should not be afraid. And, by His grace, when all I have been seeing was darkness and despair, He opened me up to allow me to see the beauty and light in all his creation. “I praise You, oh glorious God, for giving me this most wonderful gift! I thank You for forgiving me, a sinner, of all my wrongdoings, and for giving me this awe-inspiring gift, for which I have done nothing to deserve! I exalt you on high, oh Lord, for all that you have done and given me, and will do for me and give me! I will love and praise you always! Amen.”

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 9:38:00 AM

    Josiah, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:36:00 PM

    the thought of such a God fearing man hiding out in the woods is very entertaining. It is always the unique slants of personal existence that make for good literature......this is a very fine poem.

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 4:06:00 PM

    hello, Josiah,, thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Rutter Avatar Josiah Rutter Date: 9/15/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for actually commenting and welcoming me to this site. I can honestly say that I did not expect many comments, if any, on much of my work. You can expect me to enter into the contest, if I can figure out how that is... Oh well, again thank you so much. God bless. {> Josiah <}
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:23:00 PM

    Welcome to P-Soup, Josiah ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

    Rutter Avatar Josiah Rutter Date: 9/15/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for actually commenting and welcoming me to this site. I admit that I least expected any comments so soon. Thank you again. I do expect to enjoy my time here. I may not post all that many poems all that often, but I will were and when I can. I can honestly say, however, that I did not expect this to be an international website... It's nice to actually hear the thoughts and minds of so many other poets and poetesses from all around the world. May God bless you. {> Josiah <}