Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Christmas blessing

The front cover of the 1956 Christmas Ideals
Throughout the month of July, as I have been celebrating "Christmas in July" here in my Christmas kitchen, I've been trying to share something of a spiritual nature on the Sundays.  I'm still searching, so far without success, for a devotional I wrote some years ago on the light of Christmas.  Today, I thought I would share a poem with you from an old Christmas issue of Ideals magazine.

My grandmother always seemed to have copies of Ideals around at the holidays.  What a beautiful, inspiring magazine it was, with amazing photos and gorgeous artwork and uplifting prose and verse.

This untitled bit of verse, from the 1956 Christmas Ideals,  is by the well-loved author Edgar A. Guest.   It reads like something one would put in a Christmas card ... a Christmas blessing.  Here it is:

God bless you all
This Christmas Day;
May Bethlehem's star
Still light the way,
And guide thee to
The perfect peace
When every fear 
And doubt shall cease,
And may thy home 
Such glory know
As did the stable
Long ago.

Edgar A. Guest

Isn't that beautiful?  What a lovely thought and prayer for those on our Christmas list!
Back cover of the 1956 Christmas Ideals.  How those bright shiny covers beckoned to me!


  1. Dear Mrs. T,

    That is so beautiful and thought provoking. I'm glad that you shared it with us today. Hope you have had a good Sunday.

  2. I am happy to hear that this was a blessing to you, Mrs. Smith! Our Sunday was good as we had missionaries with us at church -- good friends we have known for 30 years. Such a blessing to reconnect once again ... I believe it has been about 7 years since we had seen them last. At the same time, our hearts are heavy today for acquaintances in Indianapolis who lost loved ones in a tragic bus accident. We are trusting God, who knows the end from the beginning, to have His way in the whirlwind and the storm.


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