Archive for December 8th, 2016

*Past Poems Celebrating the Birth of Christ*


The Greeks had developed their own way of talking,

A language with more than one way to say “love,”

And spread it abroad by tough sailing and walking,

From major port cities to high towns above.


The city of Rome had become its own nation;

Was mighty in men and machinery of wrath.

Long roads now connected each distant war station,

Flagged stones lay in order o’er many a “path.”


While kings in the East with a studied reliance,

Had carefully placed many stars on their chart.

From speaking, to fighting, to far-away-science,

It seemed a new era was ready to start.


Yes. Formal, predictable ritual held sway.

God, in His power was all but forgotten.

But glorious, wonderful, Son-perfect day;

The fullness of time came–He sent His begotten!


Exact parallels would be foolish to muster,

But some similarities seem to be found.

Greek is no longer the language to utter,

It’s English that’s now the wide-world-wanted sound.


But Rome still controls, iron-and-clay yet exists;

From titles like “senate,” to shapes of “domed roofs.”

And Rome-borrowed gods and Greek words do persist;

Try “Juno,” “Apollo,” and “Titan” for proofs.


Ritual is freshly re-gripping most churches.

A “calendar year” is once more being heard.

Toward broadway, broadway the movement now lurches

Nor is “eucharist” (mass) an in-Bible word.


Christ came the first time when God opened time-gates

And He’ll come again when conditions are right.

But antichrist also awaits with his pit-mates.

The false may come first–as “an angel of light.”


By “modern” assemblies pure saints are thought odd;

Who “celebrate” nothing–nor worship the earth.

The saints will be caught up when God gives His nod.

His Return will surprise; as His first did, at birth.    

– eab, Dec. ‘98

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Fear God

Ecc 12. 13

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God, and keep his commandments:

for this is the whole duty of man.”

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“Those who are still afraid of men have no fear of God and

those who have fear of God have ceased to be afraid of men.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

>> A book WELL worth your reading <<

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The Creator created, is creating, is very creative, but is totally un-created.

– eab, 8/14/15

The most constant “constant” in all creation is its Creator.

– eab, 11/10/16

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Love defined

Having never been to heaven

We can only try to imagine

The splendor upon splendor our Lord left behind

To descend to be a Man

(For such was God’s blest plan)

The act was infinitely beyond the word “kind.”

Descend, ah, what a word

For the coming of our Lord

Come, descend to earth (raw to the rind)

But come down, He grandly did

Defeating satan’s Edenic bid

A descent beyond which man can wrap his mind.

It’s doubtful He came in December

(It’s only a time to remember)

Christ came (unlike us) knowing what He’d find

He found man lame and ill

Filled with pride and black self-will

He found him physically and spiritually blind

But, O Friend, He had a cure

For all sinners ever endure.

Birth, Boyhood, then His plan began to unwind

Grow, Friend, beyond His birth

Beyond His ministry on earth

Seek for your life His holy mind.

Believe His words in Revelation

Make Christ your fullest expectation.

He is Love eternal, yes, Love defined.

– eab, 12/8/14

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Marriage is for life.

(This is not a “dig” at hurting hearts in broken homes but to warn the-not-yet-married.) Marriage is the second most important decision of life, right after personal salvation – don’t wed until you know you are right with God. Is she/is he, a Christian? Really? Open both eyes before you open your arms and more importantly open your heart. His/her body will age, their face will “crack” but if your husband/wife stays true to Christ their soul will become more beautiful as decades roll by.

– eab, 11/8/16

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