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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Cards (11/06/08)

TITLE: A Life-Size Christmas Card
By Corinne Boback
11/11/08


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Oh, look! The tidings of good cheer
Are coming, Ďtis that time of year!
I wait, sometimes impatiently
For mail each day to come to me.

I open cards, and in each one
There is the news of Godís own Son.
Born in a manger long ago
That salvation I may come to know.

The different paintings play a part
Of stirring Christmas in my heart.
Artists from each tribe and tongue
Depict the birth of Godís dear Son.

Vibrant colors paint the scene
The artistís brush marks smooth and keen.
A warmth begins, an inner glow,
The seasonís love is mine, I know!

And then the words, poetís delight,
Explains the birth of Christ that night.
Then wishing me His very best
At Christmas time, His peace and rest.

I hang my cards over the door
So there is no way to ignore,
What I feel each time I see
The cards, oh how they speak to me!

Another Christmas soon has passed,
I longed for it somehow to last
A little longer, for you see,
These greeting cards touch even me.

I take them down, put them away,
The glow within me dims each day.
What is it about Christmas time
That makes me feel so bright and fine?

As I ponder on these things
I miss the joy that Christmas brings.
The cards play such a vital part
Of bringing Christmas to my heart.

And then I gaze into a mirror
And see a flickering light appear.
Itís there, I see it in my eyes
The Christmas spirit, such surprise!

I look into my frowning face
But soon a smile takes its place.
His light of love, it dwells in me,
For Christmas is all year, you see!

The mirror shows I stand so tall
Filled with joy once and for all.
Vibrant, Iím no longer dim,
Because my heart is filled with Him!

The Master Artist with each stroke
Has made me pure, my sins revoked.
That makes it Christmas every day,
Because my sins are washed away!

Poetic words within me flow,
Scripture verses that I know.
They speak the truth of Christmas time,
And every day these words are mine!

I carry Christmas every day,
His life-size card, to do and say
The things His Spirit tells me to,
On Christmas, and the whole year through!


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Mary Alice Bowles11/13/08
So very beautiful and so well written. The very truth of Christmas.
Angela M. Baker-Bridge11/15/08
Beautiful message and delivery...blessings.