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Christ was born on Christmas Day
He came to live on earth
Because it was the Father’s Will,
He bore a lowly birth.

There was no room within the Inn
To make the Babe a bed.
This Little One, who now is King
Was born within a cattle shed.

Although He bore a lowly birth,
Did not the angels sing?
Did not they tell the shepherds
Of Jesus Christ, our King?

Did not the wisemen travel
From a land that was afar
With a guidance as they traveled
The brightness of a Star?

Did not this Babe soon suffer
To save both you and me?
Did not He die upon “the Tree”
To set His people free?

And yet when Christmas comes each year
Its meaning’s put to naught
For little think of Jesus and
Salvation that He brought….

But rather dream of presents
That lie beneath a tree….
Wonder which belongs to me.
What could the present be?”

Christ was born on Christmas Day
So many years ago
And this must be remembered
As each Christmas comes and goes.

For this Christ of long ago
Will come for you and I
And take us Home to Heaven to
Our Father’s Home on High.

Christ was born on Christmas Day

He came to live on earth

Because it was the Father’s Will,

He bore a lowly birth.

 

There was no room within the Inn

To make the Babe a bed.

This Little One, who now is King

Was born within a cattle shed.

 

Although He bore a lowly birth,

Did not the angels sing?

Did not they tell the shepherds

Of Jesus Christ, our King?

 

Did not the wisemen travel

From a land that was afar

With a guidance as they traveled

The brightness of a Star?

 

Did not this Babe soon suffer

To save both you and me?

Did not He die upon “the Tree”

To set His people free?

 

And yet when Christmas comes each year

Its meaning’s put to naught

For little think of Jesus and

Salvation that He brought….

 

But rather dream of presents

That lie beneath a tree….

“I wonder which belongs to me.

What could the present be?”

 

Christ was born on Christmas Day

So many years ago

And this must be remembered

As each Christmas comes and goes.

 

For this Christ of long ago

Will come for you and I

And take us Home to Heaven

To our Father’s Home on High.

The chill of winter soon will pass.

For this there is a reason;

God made it His eternal plan

There be more than just one season.

T’will be another season.

 

The snow-white ground will soon be green.

The weathper will be fair.

We, the creatures, will receive this,

A gift from God so rare.

T’will be another season.

 

The trees of Spring will soon appear;

The birds will once more sing.

We stand and marvel at it all:

This is the work of God, our King!

T’will be the Springtime Season.

 

The Springtime flowers soon will bloom

And feed upon the gentle rains.

The farmer working with the plow

To supply his yearly gains.

T’will be the Springtime Season.

 

It’s hard for us to understand

The changes being made;

How Springtime soon is present

And Wintertime doth fade.

We reach the Springtime Season.

 

And Springtime soon will leave us

And open up the door

For yet another season.

Another of the four.

But now, the Springtime Season.

 

Through a year of changing seasons

God’s wonders all unfold:

Springtime, Summer, Winter, Fall

He gave me eyes to behold

The changing of the seasons.

The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon to his young adult son. Solomon’s purpose in writing Proverbs was “that the generation to come might know them [God’s wonderful works]…that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments” (Ps. 78:6–7). Throughout the book, Solomon […]

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The group of churches that John writes to in this trio of epistles had recently experienced a split because of doctrinal controversy. We do not know the exact content of the error that these false teachers were spreading, but it is apparent from John’s writing that their teaching somehow denied the truth of the incarnation—that […]

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Jael: An Example of Christian Warfare

This article was originally presented as a speech at a Protestant Reformed mini convention held at Quaker Haven Camp in August 2021. Jael lived during the era of the judges. Deborah the prophetess was the judge who served Israel at the time of Jael. During this time, the Canaanites under the rule of king Jabin […]

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Indiana Mini Convention Review 2021

One of this year’s “mini conventions” was hosted by Grace and Grandville Protestant Reformed Churches at Quaker Haven Camp. Located just over two hours away in northern Indiana, the camp was a perfect fit for the 120 kids and 15 chaperones who attended. A total of twelve different churches were represented: Byron Center, Faith, First […]

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Editorial, November 2021: Catechism Season

At the point that this edition of Beacon Lights arrives in the homes of our subscribers, most young people in the Protestant Reformed Churches will have been sitting under the catechism instruction of their pastor or elders for more than a month. If our readers are honest, that observation probably comes with a (quiet) sigh […]

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Tennessee Young People’s Retreat 2021

The 2021 Tennessee young people’s retreat was held August 9 to 13 by Providence, Hudsonville, Unity, and First (Holland) Protestant Reformed Churches. The retreat took place at Eagle Rock Retreat Center in the city of Tallassee. It was about an eleven-hour drive, give or take a bit due to stops for food and restrooms. Though […]

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Judah: A Story of Redemption

This article was originally presented as a speech at a Protestant Reformed mini convention held at Quaker Haven Camp in August 2021.   The story of Judah is one of the most beautiful in the Bible. We often overlook this history because it is nestled in the middle of the story of Joseph. All the […]

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