BY-WAYS - 12/30/48 - Guarding Christ in our Hearts-

Editor: This poem was prepared by Mrs. Taylor for last week's Press, but unfortunately the letter was side-tracked in transit and reached here Tuesday this week.


When the Wise Men came to the manger crib,
With their choicest gifts for the Christ child there,
They foiled King Herod's wicked plan
To kill the babe proclaimed as heir
To a Kingdom. How could Herod know
Of a Kingdom not of this finite earth?

But the Wise Men knew - and used their wits
To save Child Jesus at His birth.

Our gifts of "gold and frankincense
And Myrrh" we bring with care,
But do we guard the Christ within?
And keep Him living there?
What price the gifts? What mockery,
If we in thought betray
Our Christ-child - Master - risen Lord,
Whose birthday is today!

A happy Christmas to you all, from Florence B. Taylor

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