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