Good Friday to all of my friends and family in bloggy land. I have been receiving some lovely Christmas cards over the past week or so. I've noticed a trend toward Christmas poems and wanted to share one with you. There was no author name so I will tell you that it was by a card company called, Walter Drake.
Footprints in the Snow
One white and wintry Christmas Eve
In a village, long ago,
A young child took a journey,
Clutched within her tiny hand
She carried a small tattered heart,
Fashioned from some scraps of cloth,
Wrapped in the charm of childlike art.
A manger scene of wood and straw
Was the child's destination.
Her only Christmas wish,
To join Christ's birthday celebration.
She placed her precious handmade gift
Upon the straw with care,
And before she turned to leave,
Whispered a simple prayer.
The villager's who stood nearby
Recall that night with awe,
Retelling every detail
Of the miracle they saw...
A second set of footprints
Appeared next to the girls own.
They seem to walk right by her side,
To see her safely home.
But there's no mystery in the presence
Of this unseen friend -
For once God's touched your heart,
You'll never walk alone again.