Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
December 23, 2012 Volume 19, Number 10
The Children of Connecticut
Twas' 11 days
before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled
with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to
their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
In that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He
could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked
down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed
His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the
children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him
proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
--- Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
Contributed by brother Bob
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