Points2Ponder-Special Christmas Edition-2013

Merry Christmas From Jett and Cali!
Merry Christmas From Jett and Cali!

Points2Ponder

Special Christmas Edition

By Alan P. Scaglone

I wrote this song years ago…

called The Gift

On this night, so long ago

A baby born to Mary

Of all those around, only she would know

The burden her boy would carry

For all of us…

  Sitting here…

    Saved by her sweet Son

He was sent to earth

  To give a gift

    That could never be outdone

Chorus

The gift He gave

The gift He brought

From His Father

Looking down on each of us

His gift was wrapped

In swaddling clothes

To someday hang on top a tree

He was born to die

To give the gift of life

So willingly….

He gave His gift

To you and me.

Two thousand years

Have passed since then

This gift still given freely

To those who seek

They all will find

Their blinded eyes will see

His gift of love

Sent long ago

Still just as new as then

Still changing lives

His gift of life

Still celebrating

That night when…..

The gift He gave

The gift He brought

From His Father

Looking down on each of us

His gift was wrapped

In swaddling clothes

To someday hang on top a tree

He was born to die

To give the gift of life

So willingly….

He gave His gift

To you and me.

Points2Ponder  When’s the last time you just let the words speak to your heart and then…shared what they meant to you with someone who means something to you?

Those words talk about this great gift of God… HIS precious Son!

As we celebrate HIS virgin birth, the whole world is united in pausing to reflect on the greatest gift for mankind.

There are people in the four corners of this world who are celebrating the birth of the Messiah Emmanuel.

Isaiah 9: 6 declares:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Jesus is all those things—He is the fulfillment of the law, the promise of the Messiah, the fruition of God’s Plan to rescue His people!

He willingly…Gave HIS Gift… to you and me!

It’s not the presents underneath your tree

But HIS presence all around your tree…

That’s the true meaning of Christmas!

In every smile…

In every hug…

In every heartfelt I love you…

He speaks His love

He shows His grace

By giving ALL that HE could do!

He… gave His life

He… shed His blood

He…fulfilled God’s loving plan

To rescue us

To redeem us all

To reunite this family of man!

So…this gift He gave

This gift He brought…

From His Father…

Was so we could be redeemed, reconciled, reunited, restored…

With our Creator!

And it all started with a baby in a manger…

So long ago…

Yet still so relevant!

His Gift…Keeps On Giving, from generation to generation.

We teach it to our children, just like our parents taught it to us.

My mother Rose taught me.

I taught my son Schuyler and his sisters.

And now he teaches his 4 year old son Jett and soon, his 9 month old daughter Cali will learn the story of Christmas.

From generation to generation—we celebrate The Gift given so long ago!

It is our responsibility and our right—to share That Age Old Story!

So…

On this day… above all other days…

We pause to praise the child who fulfilled God’s plan…

And with a heart full of gratitude…

We say Hosanna in the Highest!

With a humble heart…

Just like Santa bowing on bended knee…

Because… even Santa knows…

JESUS is the reason for The Season!

Merry Christmas to us all!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

 

I’m Just… Reflecting on – The Good Life!

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