All That Matters

photo credit: MTSOfan via photopin cc

photo credit: MTSOfan via photopin cc

I can’t stop pondering the wonders of His love.

This morning I lingered in His presence, and He graced me with these words…

Please join me this Christmas night for a poem to celebrate all that matters

Also if you happen to be in Rhode Island on Sunday the 28th, The Neighborhood Guild Creative Writer’s Group will be sharing stories and words by the water at Java Madness 2-5 in the afternoon.

I might read this one…what do you think?

All That Matters

Lord, I thank you for material things,

All the good that they bring,

But all that matters is that you came;

that you do know my name…

for that I am most grateful.

On Christmas Day may I just say-

a few words?


Thank you that your presence brings

Joy not found in shiny things

Nor contained in a box

In noisy malls

Or bonds and stocks,

But only in the truth that stands

The test of time and desert sands

Storms calmed only by the hands

Of the One who formed the sea,

The Universe, you and me.

And by His hands He holds all things-

princes, powers and mighty kings.

All bow down before his name

Once encountered

never the same

For by this tiny baby born

In the manger, Christmas morn

We are all born into one

Miracle of God’s Only Son!

A Unity that comes by three

Transforming all for eternity

For this reason is why He came,

To redeem by grace

In His name

God came down and offered up

Sacrifice in loving cup

To save and heal,

To redeem

Sinners who need

to be washed clean.

All that matters here today

is that

Love came to us

To show the way.

This is the good news that came

To shepherds, Wise Men and the lame,

To the blind, both rich and poor

His body broke open Heaven’s door.

This good news travels far and wide

To this day still His love abides,

From one manger, to the cross,

Mercy came to save the lost.

For you who stand outside the gate,

If you have breath it’s not too late-

So bow your knee, repent today

Open arms await you, with him you‘ll stay

Full of hope, joy and peace- In Him your life will have new lease.

But the debt’s already paid,

On Calvary’s cross, His life was laid.

Now to Him that holds the keys to all

Life and death, cure for the Fall-

In Him we are made complete

Forever kept

Awaiting heavenly seat.

No harm can come to we who claim,

Jesus is Lord, Name above all Names!

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly more than we ask,

and deliver

Us safely

into His Kingdom…

To this God be the Glory, Amen.

© 2014 Dawn Paoletta

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara
    Dec 25, 2014 @ 23:26:37




  2. kelrohlf
    Dec 26, 2014 @ 07:31:14

    What a great Christmas gift! Thx Dawn for ministering the truth and grace of God here in your part of the blogosphere! Have fun at your reading! This would be a great timely selection to read! Go tell it sista! Love and hugs Kel



  3. susieklein
    Dec 26, 2014 @ 10:13:52

    Merry Christmas Dawn! This is beautiful and full of so much love.



  4. lynndmorrissey
    Dec 26, 2014 @ 13:46:05

    Dawn this is such a powerful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and all our Savior gives us. And thank you for sharing *your* many gifts with us!



  5. Cecelia Lester
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 18:03:37

    Dawn: This is WONDERFUL!

    Liked by 1 person


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