Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What I am thankful for this Christmas



What I am thankful for this Christmas

By May Kwek

Christmas is once again here
The time of giving and the time of cheer
But most of all it is the time
To be thankful for the blessings this year

I have so much to be thankful for
I know not where to start
Thankful I can see and feel
Thankful for each beat of my heart

For the family and friends
Their love and their care
For the times we’ve spent together
The memories that we share

Thankful for opportunities
The laughter and the tears
Thankful for God’s grace
When alone and in fear

Thankful that I am able to give
That I have plenty on my side
Thankful for the chance
To show love and do right

To learn and to grow
Each and every day
Thankful for the kindness
Received in every way

But most of all I am thankful
That if everything that was given was gone
I would be received at heaven’s door
Because my Saviour was born

Merry Christmas everyone!

Copyright © 2012 by May Kwek

Monday, December 10, 2012

Immanuel's Star


Immanuel's Star

By May Kwek

The night was cold and dark
The shepherds drew lambs to their hearts
Across the valleys and hills a cool wind blew
Drawing the grass apart

Huddling by the fire
A shepherd sang a song
Poking a crackling fire
Ready for the night so long

 Then a bright light
Caught his dazzled eyes
And he turned them heavenward
Towards the star studded sky

And behold there was a star
Shinning in the night
Eclipsing all others
With its beauty and light

It drew and beckoned
And suddenly the heavens burst open
The air was filled with angel songs
And by the star’s light the shepherds were drawn

Towards a little village
Of seemingly no importance
Worn down with age
Completely impassioned

The atmosphere was joyful
Yet apprehensive as they drew nearer
To a newly born child
Asleep in the manger

His hands shaking slightly
The shepherd touched the child
He stirred and looked up
And a miracle he smiled!

Then a while later
The shepherd was back at his fire
Gazing up at the star
His heart felt warmer

And he watched never knowing
That it was the first Christmas night
And the star shinning so brightly
Was the Saviour’s heralding light

Merry Christmas everyone!

Copyright © 2012 by May Kwek