View: A Day to Remember
Bethlehem Ephrathah was a quiet little town
But one day, something happened to turn it upside down.
Caesar gave an order, that had to be obeyed.
The payment of new taxes had everyone dismayed,
Each one to his birth place, to pay them had to go.
For some a lengthy journey, hazardous and slow,
Now the town was bustling, people everywhere,
Everyone was anxious, hurrying here and there,
To this scene came Joseph, with Mary at his side.
They could not find a place to stay, no matter where they tried.
At last they found a shelter, humble though it be,
Mary then gave birth and there for all to see.
Let the baby Jesus in a manger full of hay
The Son that God had promised He would send one day.
Angels told some shepherds of the Saviour’s birth,
For this tiny babe would one day rule the earth.
Later came the wise men, guided by a star,
Bringing precious gifts, they travelled from afar.
So we now remember at this time of the year,
The birth of Christ the Saviour and all He came to bear.
He grew up into manhood – — died upon a cross of shame,
He gave His life a ransom – — glory to His name.
Doris A. Rulton
Photo by Clifton Franks