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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

on the 3rd day of christmas... christmas nails

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


Sheila said...

I absolutely LOVE this poem!!!! The author is John Patten from what I have read on the web....Merry CHRISTmas!

Misty said...

I absolutely love this! I am going to give some nails out with this attached! Thanks for sharing!!!

Modern Crush said...

This is wonderful Kelly, really truly.

Deanna said...

LOVE IT! I always hate when people get the meaning of Christmas lost in the commercialism and the "fun" stuff- Santa, snowman, etc. To have a reminder on the tree is perfect!

I just found my Christmas gift for everyone. :)

Anonymous said...

This is the worst idea I have ever heard. Morose. Horrible, horrible. So far off the mark.