A Winner…Plus "The Light of Christmas"

(I’ll be taking a break from my regular blog posts the next couple of weeks as we all celebate the holidays with our families. During that time, I’ll pop in to post a picture or two and then try to get back in the swing of things after the first of the year. Merry Christmas to all!)

Not only is today our 34th wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary, Don!!), it’s the day to announce the Your Choice Christmas Giveaway winner. Someone will soon have a new devotional for the New Year — and that lucky person is… Jean! Congratualtions, Jean! I’ll be in contact soon to find out which of the devotionals is “your choice” and will get it to you right away.

Now, a little Christmas gift for all of you. Some of you may remember that each Christmas I write a poem to include in my Christmas cards, and this year since I served as our church’s Angel Tree coordinator, we gave each of the Angel Tree families and prisoner-parents a copy of the poem as well. It is my prayer that it has pointed many to Christ this past week, and now I pray that it will be a blessing to you, too. May “The Light of Christmas” shine in your hearts and homes forever!

The Light of Christmas

What’s that on the horizon,
The light of Christmas drawing near?
Possibly the promise of a miracle,
Maybe the drying of a tear?

Near and far people look
For the light of Christmas to be theirs,
Yearning for the hope it holds
Longing to cast aside their cares.

Some seek the light in merrymaking
Others in the warmth of home,
Some think that things can offer comfort
Some choose the world to roam.

But the light of Christmas that satisfies,
The hope that will never let us down,
Is the miracle found in a manger—
The Christ Child born in Bethlehem town.

“… [Jesus] said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12

Have a blessed Christmas!

Flickr photo by alancleaver_2000, Creative Commons License


  1. Thanks so much, Cheryl. I’m looking forward to starting the new year with a new devotion book.

    The poem is beautiful and poignant. I join you in praying this prayer.

    Merry Christmas,

  2. “maybe the drying of a tear”…

    I’ll be pondering this part of the poem this evening.

    Beautiful, Cheryl. I can now trace the length of our friendship because I remember your poem from last year. Where has the time gone?

    Merry Christmas, precious friend.

    Love you.


  3. Cheryl,
    Beautiful poem! Your thoughts and comparisons of everyday life to scripture always amaze me. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

    Paula E.

  4. Cheryl,

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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