The Heart of Christmas

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The heart of Christmas can’t be found
In strings of lights on trees.
It doesn’t beat in Christmas sounds.
With eyes it can’t be seen.

The heart of Christmas you can’t buy
In store, or shop, or mall.
In sleigh with reindeer it can’t fly,
Nor through your chimney fall.

The heart of Christmas is our God –
Jesus – God’s heart displayed,
In form of child in manger’s sod,
There, God’s own Heart He laid.

The heart of Christmas came to take
Our broken desperate heart.
Gave in exchange His own and made
Us new – a brand new start.

The heart of Christmas, found in us –
Our God, Emmanuel.
Our Sin He bore, took to the cross,
So He in us could dwell.new pictures 004
And I will give you a new heart,
and a new spirit I will put within you.
And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)
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(Heidi Viars, 2013)

About Heidi Viars

β€œIf you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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14 Responses to The Heart of Christmas

  1. Wonderful reminder of the heart of Christmas…thank you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love it, Heidi. Am sharing with my kids during our Advent time together tonight. Also..love the ornament too. πŸ™‚ It’s my favorite and always at the front/center of our tree.

  3. Beautiful poem! Love the photo tool Thanks so much for your encouragement and support of my blog it is most appreciated as this has been a most difficult year.God Bless

  4. Debbie says:

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas poem with us . ..and His heart in you!
    God bless!!

  5. Truly beautiful, Sweet Friend. It is perfect in every way. xxxxx Big hugs…much love!! Skye

  6. Caddo says:

    This is a perfect Christmas poem gift! God bless you BIG!

  7. Rene Yoshi says:

    Your poetry is so beautiful and inspiring. \(^_^)/

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