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Christmas in Jesus’ arms this year (dont open if you dont want to cry)

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.

their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.

they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

they were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.

they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

“where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.

“this is heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

when what to their wondering eyes did appear,

but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.

then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring

those children all flew into the arms of their King

and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,

one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

and as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”

then He looked down on earth, the world far below

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe

then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,

“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”

“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”

“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”

then He and the children stood up without a sound.

“come now my children, let me show you around.”

excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.

all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

 

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

I may be an Atheist but a friend of mine shared this poem with me. I thought it was beautifully written and wanted to share this on cafemom

 
LostSoul88

Asked by LostSoul88 at 10:29 AM on Dec. 21, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (22)
  • I disagree about it being beautiful. I've seen this posted everywhere. I mean, I guess it's beautiful if you're a Christian, but I think it's reprehensible. I feel like it's using other people's horrifying losses to push their religious agenda. It covers all of the things you should NOT say in times of grief, not to mention ignoring the religions of the families of the victims.
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 10:47 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • This part bugs me... i can't really put into words why exactly but it just does...

    My words are that it comes across as hate speech, but that's just from my non-Christian perspective. It might simply be more arrogant narcissism that goes hand in hand with "this happened because God was taken out of schools".
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:55 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • “Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”

    “may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”

    “I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”


    This part bugs me... i can't really put into words why exactly but it just does...
    DreainCO

    Answer by DreainCO at 10:52 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • It's nice - if you are a believer...but by the time I got to

    ***
    “Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”

    “may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”

    “I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
    ***

    I almost stopped reading it...
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:53 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • I just realized that the other thing that bothers me about this it that it completely ignores the sacrifices made by the adults in the school who lost their lives that day. I understand trying to makes sense of the tragedy of so many young children losing their lives, but what would Jesus say to those who heroically lost their lives while trying to save others?
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 2:03 PM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • I feel this is a horrible poem, because it is using a tragedy to push an agenda. Not to mention, if my child had been involved, this would have hurt me more than comforted.
    Sekirei

    Answer by Sekirei at 2:35 PM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Wow, that gave me chills... and not in a good way.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:03 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Now that I'm sort of over being creeped out I need to ask how anyone in their right mind can think that writing something like this is okay?
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:08 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • ^I'm sure I just lost some friends with that. Maybe I should have gone anon? lol
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 10:48 AM on Dec. 21, 2012

  • Phew. Like I said, I'm sure this is comforting to those who believe. And if it makes them feel better about what happened, then I'm glad. But for me, *shudder*.
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 10:53 AM on Dec. 21, 2012