At Christmas we celebrate the birth
Of the Son Of God who came to Earth
Our Saviour, Lord, Holy One, Messiah
The King Of Kings to lift us higher
As many names, as ways to show
He came to teach us how to grow
A Prince Of Peace, The Lord Of All
Would we listen and heed His call?
The Lamb Of God, Chosen One, a Rock
A Good Shepherd tending His flock
The Way, The Truth And The Life
Light Of The World to heal all strife
I Am, the Alpha and Omega
A pure essence, He was eager
To show the truth ‘Emmanuel’
Means ‘God is with us,’ He came to tell
The Nazarene, the King Of Jews
He led the way, but we can choose
Our thoughts and belief in His way
His Unconditional Love is here to stay
Now two thousand years have gone by
Since the Son Of Man from on High
Walked His Earthly path in physicality
Yeshua, a blessed guide for you and me
Trina Graves – 10th December 2018
About This Poem
I definitely wanted to write some new poems for this Christmas and after writing a couple on handmade gifts I knew I needed to write one that focused on the actual reason we celebrate Christmas. I also didn’t want to write one that was too long so that I could use it for my Christmas card.
Making myself a cup of coffee before settling down to write, I gave the poem some thought and knew I wanted to start it with ‘At Christmas time we celebrate the birth of Jesus who came to Earth’ so I quickly jotted that down before I forgot!
Sat drinking my coffee I was thinking how I have recently felt more comfortable with the name Jeshua instead of Jesus, so I Googled names for Jesus and decided to write a list of the ones I found that appealed to me. There were twenty one, with so many to choose from I thought I might be able to include a few of these in the poem. Interestingly, Jeshua didn’t come up but Yeshua did.
Once I was ready to start I prayed and asked for guidance (as I usually do) but this time I also asked for guidance from Jeshua and began to feel very emotional. Not wanting to get caught up in the tears (of joy) that I could feel surfacing, I gave thanks and started to write. The list of names was beside me and I knew straight away to use ‘Son Of God’ in the opening sentence (rather than Jesus). Although I had previous ideas about some of the things I wanted to cover in the poem, I now knew that this poem was going to include many of these names. I looked at the long list and thought there was no way I could do an inspirational rhyming poem with all these names that wasn’t too long! Of course, my doubts were soon cleared as the words flowed, and it wasn’t too long before I realized every one was used, including the meaning of Emmanuel which I had also noted. Writing the last verse it dawned on me that I hadn’t added to the original list: Jesus and Christ, but then knew this was obviously the title.
The next day I posted a Christmas poem I’d written in 2016. I hadn’t read this poem since last Christmas so I was surprised when I read the first sentence: ‘Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of the Son of God brought down to our Earth.’ My first thoughts were, no wonder that sentence came into my head and now I’ll have to change the new poem. But, after thinking more about it, I thought does it really matter?
Christmas Blessings of Love, Peace & Joy to you and all your loved ones.