CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!


MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLY DAYS!








A
Star
Shines 
Radiantly
Guides the way 
to the Baby in a manger
only to give up its own life in time 
to make more brilliant stars in the sky 
Lights
Shine and sparkle
Glow with soft warmth
when connected to the source
Dispel gloom and dismal darkness
 More lights - much brighter their splendor 
Remind us to worship Christ Jesus - The Light
Tree
Sacrifices life
Points heavenward
Spreads its boughs wide
Stands strong in storms of adversity
 Speaks of life eternal with its evergreen
Embraces the King in a lowly, crude manger
Surrenders itself for a harsh, cruel, hideous cross
The more fruit it bears, the more humbly, lowly it bows.
 Ornaments
Grace 
Adorn
Beautify
Complement
Presents 
 under the tree delight every Child of God!
The Holy Spirit’s Gifts are manifested through those who rejoice in Jesus!

Come and Celebrate God’s Love
and give His Presence to everyone!


Karin Ristau



Both photos by Evelyn Krahn, our daughter.
Thanks hon!




8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Karin, I love your words---but your daughter's photos are incredible. Wow--what a talented photographer...

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks Karin for the lovely wishes.I am saddened to think of how often I have focused more on the trappings of Christmas than on Christ.
Blessings,Ruth

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Words and a very Impressive image !! This is a fantastic post !!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Absolutely beautiful, visually and spiritually. We have to be reminded sometimes the reason for this holy season.
QMM

Bernie said...

Lovely, and your daughter sounds like a wonderful young woman..Hugs

George said...

Thank you for the beautiful words and lovely photos. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Betty said...

Beautiful poem.
Merry Christmas to you Karin! May you be blessed and have a healthy New Year!

C said...

Karin! This piece is just wonderful!!!!! I think this is the best piece you have done (at least of all the ones I have read) ever!!!! Best piece, by far!!!! You grow and grow!!!! How marvelous for you!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!! And God bless us, everyone!!!! :)