|By Sennen Chris Pinto, Bangalore [ Published Date: December 21, 2011 ]|
The Star of David
Christmas! A season of joy, peace and harmony,
A reason for celebration in the hearts of many,
The trees and homes adorned with lights glowing,
When Carols rhymes in times of good will flowing.
A season with moments of fun and cheer to the people younger,
and fond memories in a holiday spirit that appear to the elder,
A very merry occasion for families near and memories dear,
As they come in union, in the most festive time of the year,
As the season commences they hang up a bright shining star,
That recalls a tale when it was seen by both men, near and far.
When long ago and far away through the darkness, shone a ray,
In the city of Bethlehem that knew no night as bright as day.
In a silent night, the star was seen by shepherds afar,
A light from the heavens, brighter than any other star,
As an indication by an angel, that appeared in their sight,
Of a child that lay in a manger, as it shone so bright.
The Shepherds saw angels sing praises to Our God most high,
Departed to seek the little babe, following the light in the sky,
Their sought hidden treasure as foretold in the psalms,
A joy of no measure, as He lay peacefully in Mary's arms.
Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar also followed the call
With treasures of Gold, frankincense, myrrh and all,
Whose wisdom knew it was a prophecy of a king’s birth,
Worshipped Him ,as he became a king of heaven and earth.
The star that gently moved until its kindled light,
Shone down and made a manger cradle so bright,
Has become a ray of hope after two thousand years,
And has brought many smiles and wiped many tears,
As Christmas season's blessings and greetings are spread,
In coloured ribbons and adornments of green and red.
~Sennen Chris Pinto, Bangalore
Sennen Chris Pinto is a Senior Engineer from Tata Elxsi Ltd, living and working in Bangalore. He also moderates his own website www.torch-kindlers.com.