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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
LUKE 2:11 (KJV) Bible

Christmas Eve Pondering

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A 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

Not with just those we know…

But with folks everywhere.

Wishing you Joy, Peace, Love & Hope—Gifts of The Christ Child—at Christmas and always… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author


Christmas music in a 3 hours long playlist (tracklist below). Traditional Christmas songs & carols featuring piano, violin & orchestra – arranged and recorded by Peder B. Helland. Christmas songs in the mix: “O Holy Night”, “Silent Night”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “In The Bleak Midwinter” & “Fairest Lord Jesus.”

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Comments on: "May the Love, Joy, Peace & Hope of Christmas follow you through the New Year!" (76)

  1. […] May the Love, Joy, Peace & Hope of Christmas follow you through the New Year! […]

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  2. Awesome poem, Bette. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with lots of love and hugs too.

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  3. Merry Christmas, Bette!

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  4. Hello, Bette, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. All the very best to you and yours for 2022.

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  5. Thank you, Bette. This is so beautiful. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Best to you!

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  6. Oh bless my heart, what a lovely poem, a timely reminder of the Lord’s love towards us. “He epitomized love…
    Not anger or strife.” I truly love that part.

    Keep writing. Keep spreading the love. 💖💖

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    • Thank you for joining the conversation… Love is, indeed, what He’s all about! ✨ How grateful we are. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful New Year!

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  7. Thank you for your beautiful wishes, Bette. I wish them for you too.

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  8. Merry Christmas, Bette. Hugs on the wing!

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  9. It’s Boxing Day here in Australia so I’ll just wish you a Safe and Happy New Year. 🙂

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  10. Merry Christmas, Bette! 🥰

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  11. Merry Christmas 🎄✨

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  12. Merry Christmas, Bette.

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  13. Merry Christmas to you, Dear Bette and to all those who mean the most to you! ❤

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  14. Merry Christmas, Bette.

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  15. Beautiful poem, Bette! Merry Christmas to you and your family. xo

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  16. Merry Christmas, Bette!

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  17. Merry Christmas Bette

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  18. A lovely poem to mark the day! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Bette!!

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  19. Beautiful poem, Bette. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with His blessings from above.

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  20. […] May the Love, Joy, Peace & Hope of Christmas follow you through the New Year! — Bette A. Steve… […]

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  21. Merry Christmas, dear Bette! Let it be magical time! :-)🎄🎄🎄

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  22. Gwen M. Plano said:

    Beautiful Christmas poem, Bette, and I’m enjoying the music now. Thank you so much. 💗

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  23. Thanks for the lovely music, Bette! Have a blessed holiday.

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  24. I’m playing the music video as I tap these words. You have caught the essence of Christmas with your quote from Luke, a beloved scripture: The INCARNATION miracle!

    When I unplug here, I will “relax” by setting my Christmas table for brunch with loved ones tomorrow.

    Blessings, Bette!

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  25. Have a magical Christmas filled with love and the music of the season!

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  26. Thanks for the beautiful Christmas poem, Bette 🙂 May your Christmas be filled with lots of magic ❤

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  27. Beautiful Christmas poem, Bette! Have a joyful Christmas!

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  28. Merry Christmas!

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  29. Beautiful, Bette.

    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas ★。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

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  30. Madam,wish you a Merry Christmas.🙏🌲🌹

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  31. Thank you for the beautiful music. Have a wonderful Christmas full of joy and love. xo

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  32. Lovely and fantastic poem for a lovely Christmas. Merry Christmas dear Bette and Happy Holidays. The songs were so beautiful.

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