The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength – by – Margaret Cagle
When you are sad and feeling blue
And really don’t know what to do,
Open God’s Word, and you can read
Scriptures to give you the strength you need.
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
God’s joy can end depression’s length,
So don’t mope around with a long, sad face
If you have accepted God’s merciful grace.
There’s not a problem that God cannot solve.
In our hearts, we should resolve
To take our problems to Him in prayer,
Give Him the burden, and leave it there.
I know it’s easier said than done,
But was it easy when God gave His own Son
To die for our sins on a cruel tree
To give eternal life to you and me?
If we can trust Him to save our souls,
We can trust Him with problems that take their tolls
And steal our joy that we need to display
To others that we meet along life’s way.
by Norman Wesley Brooks
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.
Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near, from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!