A Poem For You This Christmas: The Innkeeper

by Andy on December 4, 2012

in Encouragement, Faith, General, Obedience, Serving Him, Trials, Trust

Jake’s wife would have been fifty-eight
The day that Jesus passed the gate
Of Bethlehem, and slowly walked
Toward Jacob’s Inn. The people talked
With friends, and children played along
The paths, and Jesus hummed a song,
And smiled at every child he saw….

John Piper Reads “The Innkeeper” (English subtitles) from Desiring God on Vimeo.

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Jacquie Wagner Jacquie December 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

THANK YOU for sharing this gift, Andy!!! What a rich, moving, elegant blessing for Christmas! :-D

Beverly Leonard December 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Oh, my goodness! That was so beautiful! I am Beverly Leonard, “The Poet with a Message,” and I am in awe of the poet, the poetry, the spoken word, the mood, the ambiance, the setting, and of God who made it all happen. To Him be the praise, the honor, and the glory forever and ever! Again, I am a poet who has been blessed with an awesome gift. In my possession are hundreds of wonderfully inspired words that are now ready to take wings and fly. I’m just waiting on someone to discover me :) No, seriously. You can check my book out entitled “Come Inside” on barnesandnoblecom. It’s touching all who “Come Inside.” I had a “Poetry Corner” that had a long run in The Birmingham Times (Alabama) and wrote several articles for The Dallas Morning News. Several of my poems have won oratorical contests spoken by children. I would love to submit several poems to your website if there is a place or them. Anyway, only God’s will shall be done. I thank Him for His beloved and only begotten Son, who came to the Earth to save from sin the lives of everyone. Again, the poem awed me. Everything was perfect. I shall reread/hear it again. Thanks for sharing. “Peace on Earth goodwill toward man!” said the angel that night to the shepherds who were filled with fright. This is “A Time to Celebrate!” (the title of one of my new poems.) Jesus came as a perfect ransom sacrifice so that we can have a second chance for everlasting life. Restoration. Let me stop now because the words just continue to flow like honey. Peace and Love – The Poet with a Message”

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