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Friday, December 21, 2007

christmas nails.

it's Christmas time at our house
and we're putting up the tree.
i wish i could find some simple way
to remember christ's gift to me.
some little sign or symbol
to show friends stopping by,
the little babe was born one day
but he really came to die.
some symbol of his nail-pierced hands,
the blood he shed for you and me.
what if I hung a simple nail
on my shining christmas tree?
a crimson bow tied round the nail
as his blood flowed down so free,
so save each person from their sin
and redeem us for eternity.
i know it was his love for us
that held him to the tree,
but when I see this simple nail
i know he died for me.

- Author Unknown

* another gift idea... this poem packaged with masonry nails that have had red bows tied around them.

5 comments:

Ashlee said...

Great poem! I've never heard it before but it makes me want to go buy a very LARGE nail and tie it on my tree.
Thank you SO much for sharing.

Bonnie B. said...

We have some friends who have a Christmas open house every year. A few years ago, they gave a nail tied with a red ribbon , and the poem to everyone as they left. We have ours on our tree somewhere. It's a great thought!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing :o)

Jancd said...

I have recently started reading your blog and had so enjoyed your Christmas posts. thanks so much for sharing. Jancd

CathyB. said...

thanks kelly!