Friday, December 9, 2022

"It Was Like Christmas"

 A-Poem-a-Day Until Christmas...

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“Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of the heavenly

lights, who does not change like shifting

shadows.” James 1:17


Perhaps it was a vision

or at least a vivid imagining…

It was like Christmas!

There was a great heap of presents

of various sizes,

gaily wrapped,

tied with streaming ribbons

and lustrous bows,

each with a gift tag

that bore my name.

Some presents

had already been opened,

wrappings strewn, white tissue awry,

others, wonderfully enticing,

were yet to be unwrapped.


In my spirit, I knew

they were gifts of God,

the spiritual blessings

of my life.

The open ones

represented gifts already acquired.

Some bedazzled,

those, the granted yearnings

of the prayers of my heart,

others were blessings also

though never sought in prayer,

still others were gifts

I never wanted,

gifts I’d have preferred

to return or exchange.

In time I understood

each was perfect,

selected by the Source

of all wisdom

with me alone in mind,

loving graces

spiritually working in me

creating the me

I am becoming in Him.


I look to the future


wondrous gifts

still unopened.


Maude Carolan

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