Merry Christmas to you all and to all a good night ! RainVet

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  1. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    ' Twas The Night Before JESUS Came '

    Twas the night before JESUS came and all through the house - Not a creature was praying, no not in the house - Their Bibles were lain on the shef without care - In hope that JESUS would not come there. -

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed -Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head -And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap -Was watching the late show while I took a nap. -

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter -Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. -

    When what to my my wondering eyes should appear ---- But Agels proclaiming the JESUS was here, ---With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray -I knew in a moment this must be the DAY ! -

    The light of HIS face made me cover my head -It was JESUS returning, just like HE had said -And though I posessed worldly wisdom and wealth -I cried when I saw HIM in spite of myself. -

    In the Book of Life whice HE held in HIS hand -Was written the name of every saved man, -He spoke not a word as HE searched for my name -When HE said, " It's not here", my head hung in shame. -

    The people whose had been written with love -HE gathered to take to HIS FATHER above, -With those who were ready HE rose without a sound -While all the rest were left standing around. -

    I fell my knees, but it was too late, -I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate -I stood and cried as they rose out of sight -Oh,only if I had been read to-night ! -

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear -The coming of JESUS is drawing near, -There's only one life and when comes the last call; -We'll find that the HOLY - BIBLE is True after all ! -

    Merry Christmas to you all and to all a good night ! RainVet
  2. slapyo

    slapyo Administrator Staff Member

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    Merry Christmas everyone. Have a happy holiday season.
  3. lacyben

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    Merry Christmas and the best of everything to each and everyone of you.

    LacyBen
    North Carolina
  4. Wolf

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    Christmas on The Front

    The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
    I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
    My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
    My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
    Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
    Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
    The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
    Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
    My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
    Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
    In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
    So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

    The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
    But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
    Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
    sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
    My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
    And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
    Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
    A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

    A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
    Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
    Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
    Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
    "What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
    "Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
    Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
    You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

    For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
    Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
    To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
    Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
    I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night." "It's my duty to stand
    at the front of the line,
    That separates you from the darkest of times.
    No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
    I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
    My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
    Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
    My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
    And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
    I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
    But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

    Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
    The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
    I can live through the cold and the being alone,
    Away from my family, my house and my home.
    I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
    I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
    I can carry the weight of killing another,
    Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
    Who stand at the front against any and all,
    To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."

    "So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
    Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
    "But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
    "Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
    It seems all too little for all that you've done,
    For being away from your wife and your son."
    Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
    "Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
    To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
    To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
    For when we come home, either standing or dead,
    To know you remember we fought and we bled.
    Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
    That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
  5. 173rd Herdman

    173rd Herdman New Member

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    Merry Christmas To All! And a Happy New Year!
  6. stumpy

    stumpy New Member

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    Yes it is Xmas time again. Merry Christmas and please remember the reason for the season.........

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