It's snowing in Cleveland with a winter storm warning, white-out conditions yesterday, and snow flurries forecast for Christmas Eve. Which brings to mind one of my favorite Christmas Carols. The beautiful words are a poem by Christina Rossetti.In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,worshiped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give him, poor as I am?.
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;yet what I can I give him: give my heart.Have a Blessed Christmas!