Louise Gibson posted this last year at Christmas. This year, she is having some health issues, so I am reposting this lovely poem for Christmas~Onisha
All of us here on Old Things R New wish you a very happy Christmas, spent with people you love, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
From my Heart
The true spirit of Christmas is one of giving.
To give of yourself is the greatest gift of all.
To follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
we learn to develop a servant’s heart
in answer to our Savior’s call.
Jesus welcomes, “Come, follow Me.
I will make you a fisher of men,”
“Oh, yes, dear Lord, I want to follow you.
Life on earth is not he end!
The three Marys who served
The three most prominent women in the gospels
were all named Mary. The first was Mary of Nazareth.
God chose her to raise Jesus because of her servant’s
“For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
for behold, “henceforth, all generations will call me blessed,”
The second was Mary of Bethany. She was His student.
Whenever she appeared in the gospels, she was at
the feet of Jesus.
The third was Mary of Magdala. Though successful in
business, she had deep spiritual needs in her life.
Jesus freed her from demons, saved her, and she
became His zealous supporter. She supported His
ministry from her own resources, according to Luke 8:1-3.
Painting by DiVoran Lites