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Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Holy Bible: KJV)

He came as a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Lived among us on earth…

God’s gifts to bestow.


Poem by Bette A. Stevens

The last cookie baked, the final gift wrapped.

Christmas Eve is upon us…

It’s time to relax.

Christmas music is gently reminding us why

Lord Jesus, the Christ Child…

Came down from on high.

He came as a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Lived among us on earth…

God’s gifts to bestow.

Loving God, loving others —Christ bought with his life

He epitomized love…

Not anger or strife.

God’s love is a precious gift we’re to share

With all those we know…

And with folks everywhere.

Wishing you the love, joy and peace found in Jesus—the Christ Child. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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Comments on: "CHRISTMAS: poem by Bette A. Stevens, Maine author" (77)

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing that Bette.

  2. Beautiful poem, Bette! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! ❤️ 😘 🤗

  3. Dear Bette, this is lovely! Christ does epitomize love and yes we are to share it with everyone. Thank you for this beautiful treat tonight! Love, hugs and blessings to you! xoxo

  4. Bette, you are a gem! Thanks for sharing these most meaningful words.
    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to you.

    P.S.Did you paint the banner at the top of this page? I love it!

    • Thank you for your thoughtful comments , Mary. I created the blog banner using one of my photos and Adobe Illustrator. Wishing you and yours abundant blessings at Christmas and always! ❤ xo

  5. What a lovely poem, Bette. It covers the true meaning of Christmas in such beautiful words. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

  6. A beautiful poem, Bette. The picture show is also lovely. Have a wonderful festive season.

  7. Bette, what a special gift for us all and I delighted in reading your poem and viewing your special slide show video of it…just precious! Last night we went to Lucia at St. Paul’s Cathedral and it was the most wondrous occasion- when all the lights were turned off, the giant cathedral thrown into the darkness and then Lucia slowly arrives with the 100 strong choir, singing, bearing candles….light, love and life! Hugs & love xx

    • Thank you, Annika. Your evening at St. Paul’s Cathedral sounds perfectly wonderful…I can feel the light, love and life across the miles. Christmas blessings & love to you and yours! ❤ xo

  8. Lovely, Bette – the poem, the visuals and the music. Have a wonderful Christmas – and bathe in the glow all the way to Epiphany.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

  9. What a beautiful poem, Bette. And so lovely with the visuals and music. Thanks for sharing how Christmas is just the beginning of something the world needs. Peace to you and a joyous Christmas!

  10. Lovely Bette, thank you. Wrapping you in ❤ xX

  11. Bette, thank you for sharing the true meaning of Christmas. Your video is beautiful as is your poem. I’ll share this post.
    Merry Christmas 🎄

  12. Oh, a perfect and beautiful poem for Christmas, Bette. Merry Christmas 🎄

  13. Glorious! Thank you, for wrapping us in love. ❤

  14. This is beautiful, Bette. Thanks so much for sharing the love and joy. XO

  15. Beautiful, Bette. Thank you.

  16. What a lovely Christmas poem. 🙂

  17. Beautiful poem, Bette❣️Thank you.

  18. Lovely poem Bette. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas dear friend!

  19. That was lovely, Bette. Thank you.

  20. Beautiful poem, Bette. Merry Christmas! ❤

  21. This was beautiful, Bette. Wishing you that same extraordinary peace that only He can bring, in return. Merry Christmas!

  22. What a lovely poem and post, Bette. Wishing you a blessed Christmas season. Hugs 💕

  23. Beautiful, Bette! A lovely poem! May the Peace and Spirit of Christ live in our hearts each day. Wishing you a most blessed holiday and New Year, too!

  24. What a lovely poem AND a lovely picture of you in that cloche. Hope you and yours have a delightful Christmas. 🙂

  25. Love this poem. It’s full of concrete images, sounds, and smells (baking cookies–yum). And Jesus really is the whole point of everything. Of all the blessings I’ve received, I count my faith as the greatest gift. 🙂

  26. Bette, this is a lovely poem. Merry Christmas, dear friend. I love your photo – beautiful. ❤️❤️❤️

  27. Lovely, thank you for sharing that, Bette x

  28. A sweet and tender poem. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart. Merry Christmas, my friend! ❤

  29. what a lovely, gentle and mindful poem that is …. you manage to capture the excitement and the true meaning of Christmas in a beautiful poem. Thank you.

  30. I love your poem Bette and the video is quite magical. I feel all smiley watching it. xx

  31. Wish you a wonderful and magical holiday season, Bette! 😊😚❤🎄

  32. May your generous Christmas wish take wings and return to you a hundred times over.

  33. Perfect for Christmas, Bette. Hugs on the wing!

  34. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com! It’s lovely! Tweeted!

  35. Reblogged this on mallie1025 and commented:
    Wonderful Christmas poem by Bette Stevens!!

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