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‘A Night to Remember’

“And she brought forth her first-born son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes…”

Luke 2:7a

How silently lay the town that night

When the Savior came down to earth.

No royal entourage was there to greet Him

As Mary and Joseph welcomed His Birth.

Yes, so quietly He made His entrance

Into this world that He had made.

And by coming He ushered in His Incomparable Peace

So we’d never need to be afraid.

No royal bed would await His arrival,

No servants to help meet His needs;

In a lowly stable, for cattle and sheep,

The shepherds would worship Him on bended knees.

While all the world slept

And dreamed of what the future would hold,

The angels announced His arrival,

Just as the prophets had foretold.

There in the City of David,

In a place called “The House of Bread,”

Jesus, God’s Living Manna from Heaven,

Was born just as the prophets had said.

Although a manger became His first bed

And on hay He would be born,

The Savior made His long-awaited arrival,

To show His Love to the weak and forlorn.

Yes, truly, it was a Night to remember—

A Night unlike all the rest—

For it was the Night that God from on High

Would send us His Christmas Best.

A precious, priceless Treasure was He,

This One sent from Heaven above.

And, it’s only when we invite Him into our hearts

That we can know the Father’s redeeming Love.

To contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled “Morning Manna,” write him at P.O. Box 10614, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or e-mail him at

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