Thursday, December 13, 2007

The True Cost Of Christmas
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It cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home during a long period of exile in Egypt to protect the little Babe.
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It cost mothers, in and around Bethlehem, the massacre of their babies by the cruel order of Herod.
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It cost the shepherds the complacency of their shepherd's life, with the call of the manger and to tell the Good News.
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It cost the wise men a long journey and expensive gifts and changed lives.
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It cost the early Apostles and the early church persecution and sometimes death.
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It cost missionaries of Christ untold suffering and privation to spread the Good News.
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It cost Christian martyrs in all ages their lives for Christ's sake.
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More than all this, it cost God the Father His own Son-He sent Him to the earth to save men.
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It cost Jesus a life of sacrifice and service, a death cruel and unmatched in history.
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4 comments:

Karen said...

how very true.Good post.

Jungle Mom said...

Amen! may i use this on my blog?

Chyrll said...

Please feel free to use the poem! Thanks for stopping by.

Jungle Mom said...

I dont know if you saw it, but I did use this last Sunday.