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Christmas Presence

And the Word became flesh, but what's truly wild: He came not as a king, but as a small child. He emptied himself that we all might be full of his Holy Spirit; from crimson to wool. He lived here beside us, among us he dwelt; He died for our sins, on a cross bore our guilt. He showed us our neighbor, did this perfect priest: the sick and the hungry, the weakest, the least. He came to confront us, to transform our minds, to count it all joy in trials of all kinds. In weakness: perfected; sufficient, his grace, to run with endurance, this journey, this race. For God wants us holy, to set us apart; may Christ light the way in your home and your heart! ---------- In the sonnet stanza form, with 11 syllable lines

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Date: 11/28/2022 8:04:00 AM
Beautiful!!!
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Date: 11/27/2022 1:33:00 PM
Truly lovely Jeff. I love the though that "God wants us to be holy, to set us apart." A beautiful thought indeed. Well done sonnet. Best wishes for the contest. Sending you blessings in this holy season.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 11/27/2022 8:00:00 PM
Thanks so much for the read and encouraging words, Sam
Date: 11/27/2022 8:52:00 AM
Another beautiful Christmas poem. I loved your choice of the sonnet for this one, Jeff. This one is a FAVE for me.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 11/27/2022 10:34:00 AM
Thanks so much, Milt - I'm really glad you enjoyed it