Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Legend of the Poinsettia

It once was the custome in Mexico
For the villagers to leave
A gift for the Baby Jesus
In their church on Christmas Eve.

In one small village, a little boy,
Who had no gift to bring,
Prayed to God for a way to show
His love for the Infant King.

God, in His mercy, looked down on the boy
And answered his earnest prayer
By causing a flower to bloom where he knelt --
A flower so brilliant and fair.

The miraculous flower was formed like a star
With leaves tht were red and so bright,
And the boy's precious gift has come to be known
As the "Flower of the Holy Night."

Published in Christmas Blessings
by Hallmark

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