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December 29, 2012

In a world turned upside down, He is the light


As I watched some of the news stations on television, I saw newscaster Ann Curry and she started giving help to 26 people in memory of those who died in this great tragedy; it is titled “Twenty-six Acts of Kindness.” According to her, this form of outreach that is on Facebook, has been put into practice by many Americans and has even been started in parts of Europe. The unconditional love from God has been poured out through the Holy Spirit and, thus, the acts of kindness.

Christmas is far from dying or disappearing; The babe born in a manger has brought love, hope and light. A poem was sent to me that I will share with you; there was no signature, so I do not know the author’s name.

It is titled: “I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

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.

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