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)

14 Comments on “The Heart of Christmas

  1. 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.

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    • It’s one of my favorites … makes me think about you … and makes me grateful for wonderful friends … even when they are far away πŸ™‚

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  2. 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

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    • Thank you for faithfully pointing us to the Lord at your blog! Always glad to come over and read your posts! Blessings to you, dear friend!

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    • I thank Him that He took the old Heart out and put a new one in … What grace … what marvelous grace!!! God bless you and your family, Debbie!

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