Poem: “Christmas Bells”

by Timothy J. Donovan

“Christmas Bells”

As Christmas bells ring through the air,
I ask myself, “Why do people care?”

All the decorations and twinkling lights,
what makes these people’s hopes shine so bright?

“Merry Christmas,” is all I hear,
what makes this season so full of cheer?

Hallelujah shouting and carol singing,
what is this message these people are bringing?

With smiling faces and tears of joy,
they tell this story about the birth of a savior boy.

What myth is this from a bygone day,
of a virgin-born king leading the way?

A holy one who shepherds His strays,
“O Emmanuel,” I hear them say!

Is this true, do I dare believe,
that this risen king grants eternal reprieve?

Ring on! Ring on! O Christmas bells,
lead me to the Word that saves a person from hell!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s