Apologetics: ə-pŏl'ə-jĕt'ĭks from the Greek απоλоγία Def: The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.

Our Family's Christmas Card . . .

Written By Esthermay Bentley-Goossen on 13 December 2008

©2008 The Heart of a Pastor's Wife

The Special Ornament
by Mark E. & Esthermay Bentley-Goossen

‘Tis the season to lavish the tree,
And watch small eyes twinkle
With excitement and glee
As trimmings and lights adorn that lush tree.
Oh what a glorious sight that we see.

A mother beckons father to come very near
To adorn their grand tree with that last special ornament:
The one the family holds dear.

But lest we forget. . .
Another Father had placed on a tree
An ornament of extraordinary beauty and grace.
To make provision for Adam’s fallen race,
And cancel sin’s debt without even a trace.
To redeem unto Himself a Bride so chaste.
That we may each gaze forever at His dear precious face.

That special ornament is the Lamb. . .
Jesus Christ.

©2008 The Heart of a Pastor's Wife


Barbara said...

Oh, Esthermay! This is beautiful. I have tears in my eyes. Those who receive this card will be blessed. Adorable children. Beautiful message.

Andrea said...

You designed this yourself??!!
May I borrow your talent?

Fishy Girl said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for the reminder, we can never hear it enough.

Mommahen said...

What a beautiful gift your card will be. God Bless you.

kalopoieo said...

Why doesn't Hallmark make'em like this. Give me goosebumps.
Nice Work.

Joan said...

What a beautiful card! You are truly blessed to have such a lovely family.
Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kate said...

I like your style!

Rachel Anne said...

The card is incredible! Great job!! I like how the pictures are framed in the film reel...perfect.

I've enjoyed my Sunday visit!!! Great way to spend the afternoon...with friends!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love the card. Appreciate who you are for sharing your heart's passion: Christ.

Erin said...

Beautiful card, the pictures and the poem.

Jenn Calling Home said...

These are beautiful! What a blessing.

samantha said...

You are amazing! I always look forward to reading your blog posts. God speaks to me always through your posts. I love the card with your children with Jesus on the cross.

jamie {rose cottage} said...

What a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

That is beautiful. Just found your blog, what a blessing. Hope you can come by as well. God Bless, Robin

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