Tuesday, December 23, 2008

THE GIFT

May we all remember...the GIFT.  
Here are the words, but please watch/listen to the video (below): A poor orphan girl named Maria Was walking to market one day She stopped for a rest by the roadside Where a bird with a broken wing lay A few moments passed till she saw it For its feathers were covered with sand But soon clean and wrapped it was traveling In the warmth of Maria's small hand She happily gave her last peso On a cage made of rushes and twine She fed it loose corn from the market And watched it grow stronger with time Now the gift giving service was coming And the church shone with tinsel and light And all of the townfolks brought presents To lay by the manger that night There were diamonds and incense and perfumes In packages fit for a king But for one ragged bird in a small cage Maria had nothing to bring She waited 'til just before midnight So no one would see her go in And crying she knelt by the manger For her gift was unworthy of Him Then a voice spoke to her through the darkness "Maria, what brings you to me? If the bird in the cage is your offering, Open the door and let me see." Though she trembled, she did as He asked her And out of the cage the bird flew Soaring up into the rafters On a wing that had healed good as new Just then the midnight bells rang out And the little bird started to sing A song that no words could recapture Whose beauty was fit for a king Now Maria felt blessed just to listen To that cascade of notes sweet and long As her offerings was lifted to heaven By the very first nightingale's song  
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS! !

11 comments:

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Hi, Sher!! Merry Christmas to you! May it be the start of a lovely new year ahead for you.

Judy said...

Hi Sher, have a happy holiday.

That Girl Ang said...

So sweet her... Thanks for posting.. It is truly special.

misselaineous said...

Hey Sher...Merry Christmas! Loved the story in this poast...this time of year we hear a lot of the same ones, but yours was different and warmed my heart. Thanks for sharing. *elaine*

Sand Flat Farm said...

How sweet! I loved this post. Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Sher - Vickie

Attic Charm said...

Sher,

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for a marvelous New Year full of blessings and amazing vintage finds :)

Laura
xxx

Sand Flat Farm said...

Happy New Year Sher!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy New Year Sher,
Thank you so much for your prayers for my Mom. I so appreciate your friendship!!
Let's hope for a Great New Year for ALL.
Warmly,
Deb

Diane said...

Hi, Happy New Year just ran into your Blog and now I have yo bookmarked! Enjoyed seeing all the pictures of your family!
Hugs, Diane

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a sweet post- thank you for sharing it with us!

Happy New Year Sher! Sorry it's taken me so long to get over here- I am just so far behind from Christmas! We leave again next week for Phoenix for Bill's parents 60th anniversary!

Thank you so much for tagging me - I am working on that and another award I had been giving which I am passing on to you- should be posted tomorrow hopefully!

I am so glad you posted about the fake cupcakes- I have been wanting to try my hand at these!!!

Blessings
mary

KatCollects said...

Hi Sher,
I just wanted to check in, I hope everything is ok with you and your family. I just noticed you haven't posted for awhile. I hope you are well.
Hugs,
Kathy