Poinsettias for the Prince of Peace

The Porch of the Lord

Photo by Naotake Murayama Photo by Naotake Murayama

At the Christmas season, with decorations inside and out,
The poinsettias reflect what it’s all about.
Clean as the whiteness of a lamb or a dove–
The purity of ivory petals speaks of the Child sent from above.

Pink reflects cheer and the joy that was proclaimed
By the angels about the Christ child–Jesus, He’s named.
Crimson red speaks of blood that was shed for mankind
By Jesus Christ upon the cross–our salvation defined.

The lives of those who receive Him gain a new lease
In finding faith for living through this Prince of Peace.
So, in seeing the poinsettias, rejoice for the reason
That His birth in Bethlehem is what gave us this season.

P. A. Oltrogge

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel…

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