Once upon a midnight clear, although it was a rainy Christmas Eve,
I asked the Lord, to hear my cry, and do have mercy please.
I had no money or gifts to give, and my spirit was quit down,
Then all of a sudden what did appear, was a thorn bush shaped in a crown.
I wiped my eyes and squinched real hard, cause my mind was playing tricks;
Then came a voice real sweet and clear, "For you I bore many licks"
I shook my head, said get a grip, a lump formed in my throat
Then He said, "For you I bleed, Danyelle get out of that boat!"
I said, "Lord I'm scared, I've been here too long, and I just think I'll sank."
He said, "Faith is better than a billion dollars, drafted from every bank.
I shook my head, breathe in some air, and closed my eyes real tight;
He said, "If you get out of the boat, have faith in me, I promise you'll be alright."
"Lord help me to believe, cause my strength is gone and I'm tired of being in this place,
I take two steps, get knocked down three, how will I ever finish this race?"
"Danyelle, it's not given to the swift or the strong, but to the child that shall endure;
Money's not the answer, trust in Me, and you will win for sure.
Just temporary set-backs to usher you through, as I pull you to,
If you never buy one single gift, just share what I've given you."
I thought real hard about the gifts I have, and the talents God has given to me,
I grabbed a pen and wrote this poem and said, "Lord this is the key."
Somebody's down, depressed, and stressed cause Christmas is a day away,
They had no money or gifts to give, and couldn't help feeling this way.
Listen friends, you must believe in what I'm trying to say,
The best gift you can give any day, is to fall on your knees and pray!
How do I know? It's Christ Birthday- and gifts I can't afford to give,
My gift goes like this, and if you get it, I promise that you will live.....
It started in a manger many years ago, Mary had a baby and the stars began to glow.
Wise men came brought gifts and stuff, but fled from Herold who would have put them in cuff.
The baby grew, in the temple too, and began to show that He was wise,
And John the Baptist preach, yes there is One, and when He came it was no surprise.
John baptized Him and said He's the One, And God confirmed, He's my only Son.
He preached, He taught, He healed, He freed, He raised dead folks, and He gave,
But it didn't stop the Romans soldiers from beating Him, like He was a Hebrew slave.
He marched, carried a cross, up Calvary's Hill and hung His head and died,
Mary said, "The Lord is Risen!",and the disciples thought that woman had lied.
Then He appeared, Thomas saw His hands, only then he could believe;
It was the same little baby, Jesus the Christ, that Mary did conceive.
He said I going to away to take My place, by My Father's side;
They stood there gazing so amazed, as He took His heavenly ride.
From beginning to the ending, His birth and His life, and even the day He died,
Was to reconcile, you back to His Father, so you could one day be by His side.
Now, that is the gift, I give to you and all you must do is believe,
Salvation is here, so near and so clear, On this fine Christmas Eve!
Have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!