John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

C - H - R - I - S - T - M - A - S - Poem by John Knight

When I was just a youngster - Christmas meant one thing
That I'd be getting lots of toys that day
It meant a whole lot diferent - When Mother sat me down
And taught me to spell CHRISTMAS this way!

C is for the Christ Child born upon this day
God's preciuos Christmas gift to all mankind
H for Herald Angels singing in the in the night
message for the Shepherds - Go and seek and find!

R means our Redeemer - to save us from our sin
Christ's journey from the Cradle to the Cross
I is for individuals each and everyone
must ask for God's forgiveness from sin's dross.

S is for the Star that led to Bethlehem
the prophets told the place - the place he would be born
T is for Three Wise Men they who travelled far
to see the Christ Child born in Christmas Morn.

M is for the Manger in the Stable where he lay
no room at the Inn - Is there room in your Heart?
A is Adoration from the Shepherds and Wise Men
who recognised the Saviour from the start.

S is for the Shepherds - folk like you and I
for Jesus is the Saviour of the World
no one is excluded - however low or high
His Global Banner of Salvation is unfurled!

So when you think of CHRISTMAS - read again this verse
Put CHRIST back into CHRISTMAS - that's where he belongs
He is the WAY &TRUTH & LIFE - The living Son of God
His LOVE & PEACE &JOY - in all our Christmas songs.

This poem is an extension of a much shorter one - enjoy.


Comments about C - H - R - I - S - T - M - A - S by John Knight

  • (12/19/2009 5:06:00 PM)


    Very lovely and instructive.Reminds me of the
    Christmas programs that I used to direct
    at Salem Church, the place where poetry
    first came to me.

    Blessings to you,

    Sandra
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  • (12/19/2009 10:42:00 AM)


    Very good description, John, this is a good poem telling about the real christmas in each person's heart, the true meaning of the christmas itself, this is a truly great christmas poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2009 6:59:00 AM)


    This poem has a melody to it! You reminded me of it by bringing this oldie to life again. Loved the extension. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 8:33:00 PM)


    wow a very nice CHRISTMAS alphabet....fabulous.....Merry Christmas! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 4:38:00 PM)


    an acrostic..nicely done..merry christmas... (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 1:51:00 PM)


    for Jesus is the Saviour of the World


    wonderful poem, John, be blessed and
    Merry Christmas to you!
    10++++++++++

    Mari
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  • Meggie Gultiano (12/17/2009 7:01:00 AM)


    So when you think of CHRISTMAS - read again this verse
    Put CHRIST back into CHRISTMAS - that's where he belongs
    He is the WAY &TRUTH & LIFE - The living Son of God
    His LOVE & PEACE &JOY - in all our Christmas songs
    ..................................
    Very well said, John..nice message.
    A merry Christmas to you, my brother
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, December 5, 2011


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