God's Gift To Us, #83
Poetry of Christian FaithDecember 22, 2022
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God's Gift To Us, #83

83, 9-3, SHOW  NOTES & COPYRIGHTS,  (12/22/2022)


Today, 2 Christmas poems from the unpublished manuscript, The Last Notebook and one from God’s Rhyme.



Read the text,

Know what’s next.

Jesus is risen,

Sins forgiven.

We will know,

He will show

The great sorrow

Of tomorrow.

From the grave 

He did save.

When fear

Is near,

Then upon us,

It is Jesus

Who gives us rest

Where we are blessed

Through His love

To rise above

The sins of man.

It is He who can,

He has won,

The risen One.

Live today.

Kneel and pray

Then raise your hands.

He understands

This life we live

As He did give


4/23/2020, tcarter



Dear Lord,

As I prepare to share

This holiday with others

May my wish become a prayer

For my sisters and brothers;

That they may find Your care,

That they receive the gift 

Of Your grace as you lift

Them to rise above,

Feeling Your love.

My prayer is that we know

It is not the gift of a toy

That brings eternal joy.

It is the gift as we grow,

Having received Your grace

That we share this season,

A reflection in our face

Of the love of Jesus

Who receives us 

Tattered, torn

And forlorn.

May others find the joy 

And their worth

In the birth

Of this baby Boy.

May your Merry Christmas become Blessed.

May the lights on the tree shine forth.

May your present be His presence.

12/18/19, Tim Carter  (135/31)


The next poem is from God Rhymes, page 138.


" In the beginning was the Word, and the Word

was with God and the Word was God.  He was 

in the beginning with God."  John 1:1,2,  NKJV

Before the Christmas carols we did sing,

forever before a single church bell did ring,

before we could shout to the world with joy,

was the Word, God's baby boy.

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among

us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the 

only begotten Son of the Father."  John 1:14, NIV

The Word was born in the flesh, as is man,

dwelling among us, as only God can,

from creator to sacrificial blessing,

born of a woman to cure our distressing.

What would this world be like without His birth,

amid the chaos what would life be worth?

In His saving grace, if we believe,

our sins, our sorrows, He does relieve.

God loved us before we loved Him.

His love is there for each of us,

today, tomorrow and yesterday,

manifest through the God man, Jesus.

"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take

to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived

in her is of the Holy Spirit.  And she will bring

forth a Son, and you shall call his name JESUS,

for He will save His people from their sins." 

Matthew 1:20,21, NKJV

We have read His word,

we have heard the story,

songs of joy we have stirred

proclaiming His glory.

Given freely, a gift of freedom

from a world so full of hate and greed,

no longer living in life's serfdom,

now thru His Son we have all we need.

We can sing songs from the mountains high,

we can celebrate His birth on this day,

we can shout joyfully knowing why,

we can speak of Him, knowing what to say.

yes, tis a happy season

an angel, Gabriel

a stable, no room at the inn

shepherds worshiping the Good Shepherd

a star in the sky for three wise men

all, then and now, knowing

joyfully believing

God's gift, His only Son

So on this Christmas day let us pray,

may the songs of the season we are singing

be louder than the church bells ringing.

May our joy prevail past the end of days.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His

only begotten Son, that whoever believes in 

Him shall not perish, but have life everlasting."

John 3:16, NKJV

Merry Christmas to all

and to all a good life.

Thank you , Lord.

Happy birthday,     

Jesus.                          (11/25/14)


My view of Christmas over the years.   We sent The Wonder of Christmas out as a Christmas Card.  The First Gift languished in the computer.  One Christmas Days is a continuation of my view of what we/I need to remember during the Christmas season.

We sent this to a few friends and co-workers (a big leap of faith for me).

If time permits, from The Last Notebook


Christmas’ past

Forever last.


Became today.

Forever the same,

Jesus is His name.

We celebrate this season

The birth of the One.

Our worth found in God’s Son.

His birth is the reason

That beyond this season

We continue to praise

The one our God did raise.

Angels did sing,

Church bells ring,

Voices are heard,

It is God’s Word

From the beginning,

Beyond the ending,

Before time,

Now our rhyme.

The world ever sings with joy

Because of this baby boy.

It is Jesus

Who saves us

So we may face

God’s loving grace.                                                                                                                                        

May your Christmas time be blessed

beyond all understanding.

Tim Carter, 12/3/2019


Dear Heavenly Father we come to you in prayer as we end today’s podcast.  Dave and I thank You for leading us through the day and into tomorrow.  We thank You for all you have led us to and through.

We pray for our listeners and viewers; for their needs, healing and the salvation of those who have not yet accepted the gift of Your grace by faith.  

We pray, Lord, for this world in which we live.  Father, as Christians lead us to proclaiming the gospel where ever we are.  May we do so in a loving  way.  Lead us to the truth of the days we are living in.  

Dear Lord, prepare us and our listeners and viewers for the coming week.  We pray that it is You we live for and You who leads us.  As we walk with you  this week, may it be Your hand clasped around our hand so we may feel the grasp of Your love.

We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer.



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