Monday, December 29, 2008

A Perfect Brightness of Hope

2 Ne. 31: 20

 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

the babe was born

the babe was born.
i suppose he cried
and there never was a Christmas
until this day.

his parents felt the joy
that all parents feel,
at the snuggle of his head
into their chests.

then the singing began
from the black, starry night.
caused by the joy 
of the birth of 
this babe

and the baby grew.
he was one year old.
a first uttered prayer
schooled by his parents
like you and me.

he was taught not to touch some things,
to be careful, and kind.
hold a hand when you walk in the market,
pet the animals softly.

and every Christmas, he grew 
wiser and wiser,
and the heavens
continued to sing.

then the boy that skinned his knees,
became the man that 
healed our hearts
and saved mankind

and the angels broke forth
in a joyful chorus
as he came back to the
starry heavens.

i can hear them singing now
waiting for the day, 
the day that he was  born.
i ponder his  birth

then tears unwillingly
cleanse my face,
my heart burns bright and fierce
for i know the truth of this Christmas 

He lives,
He loves me,
He knows me by name.
tender brother, 
tiny babe,
Jesus Christ;  

the Savior of my soul.