RAJ NANDY

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***a Bright Star Over Bethlehem! - Poem by RAJ NANDY

A BRIGHT STAR OVER
BETHLEHEM!
AND
THE GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS!
“We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we travel afar;
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, -
Following the yonder star! ”
- Christmas Carol.
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Named Casper, Melchior and Balthasar, - @
The three wise kings came from the East,
Traveling westward guided by a bright star,
To seek out the child born under this lucky
Star;
And to pay their homage, and before him kneel,
For He was to become the Savior and King!
They brought Him precious gifts of Gold,
Frankincense and Myrrh, -
Which were also symbolic gifts by far!
Precious gold has been a gift for royalty always,
For the baby Jesus was to become the uncrowned
King one day!
Frankincense as a soothing perfume - was really
good,
Which also symbolized His future Priesthood!
Myrrh as an embalming ointment was being used, - #
By the ancient Egyptians as a preserving perfume!
This gift of Myrrh brought a breath of life in the
prevailing gloom, -
While symbolizing His sorrowing, suffering and
crucifixion;
And leading to His final resurrection, -
To save mankind from their sinful affliction!

So friends, when we celebrate Christmas this
year,
Let us with love bring hope and good cheer,
And help to wipe out those sorrowing tears, -
By giving gifts to those destitute children and
bless,
Since we generally tend to forget them always!
And let our Gifts become true symbols, -
His kindness and love let them reflect and
resemble!
- Raj Nandy
- 23 Dec 09
- New Delhi.
A Very Happy Christmas To All My Readers!
NOTES: - @ =An 8th CenturyAD manuscript says that these three
Wise Men were also astrologers, who had known about the prophecy, -
ie the birth of Jesus who was to be the King of the Jews! They were
guided by a bright star which had shone over the town of Bethlehem
in Judea! Their symbolic Gifts signified the King, the Priest, and
the Savior of mankind respectively! From the Gospel of Matthews we
learn that King Herod had told them to inform him about the Baby’s
location! But since they had been warned by a dream, they returned
by a different route! So Herod gave orders to kill all children 2 years
and below! ! - Fearing this ‘King of the Jews’ will take his throne! !
#MYRRH - was being used by the Egyptians during the 5th century BC, - which they had obtained from Africa. It was used in incense,
perfumes, & holy ointments; mostly for embalming; - signifying
He was to die for mankind! - Thanks For Reading! -
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Comments about ***a Bright Star Over Bethlehem! by RAJ NANDY

  • (12/25/2009 10:39:00 PM)


    This ancient story brings new hope every Christmas. And such is the hope that our world needs today. I'm sorry that He [Jesus] had to die, but I'm equally as grateful that He did; may His death be not in vain. And, as for now: LONG LIVE THE KING! ! !

    Thank you Raj, for such a lovely, poignant poem, reminding us of what life truly is about. O, only if men would be as wise as the magi. This is truly a great piece of work. God Bless. Thanks for sharing. 10+++++
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  • (12/24/2009 7:28:00 AM)


    The light of that bright star still shines in your beautiful
    poem. I found myself humming 'We Three Kings'
    as I read it. May all the world sing together one
    day is my Christmas prayer.

    Friends 4ever,

    Sandra
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  • Ramesh T A (12/23/2009 1:09:00 AM)


    Wise Kings of East cherished love ever! Love is more than gold, perfumes and preservatives which are the best of material world being given to the highest soul or noble beings as gift! Now love but not wars are needed and this is the message we all have to spread! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 23, 2009


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