HOME
SITEMAP
LILIAN PICKERING NEEDE
KERKIPASI HISTORY
STIMEZRA
ABOUT SURINAME
AGENDA
NIEUWS
FAMILIEBODE
KERKGESCHIEDENIS
JEUGD & KIDS
FORUM
KERKDIENSTEN
ORGANISATIES
SPREKERS
ARTIESTEN
MEDIA
KAPEL
SURI-BUITENLAND
DONJA INGARD'S CORNER
CONTACT US
WEBWINKEL i.o.
GUESTBOOK
The Wise Men

HOME > KAPEL > REV. JOHN DE COCK > The Wise Men < U are here



THE WISE MEN
Poem by John E. DeCock
 
 They came from the east and they followed a star
I think 't  was not much light
Their journey so long for they came from afar
The Christ-child was born in the night
Now who were these magi, what caused them to go?
't Is a riddle and I have no clue
There are fables and stories, some think that they know
But is what they think really true?
But whatever they say, - around Christmas day
I'm sure you heard it before
The questions remain - "How come that they came
                To the Christ-child so they could adore?"
 
 Don't think that the riddle will be answered by me
                Regardless how fast I may write
 For I take the story from Mathew you see
                No new revelation or light
But there must be a reason why God's word included
                Why forever this story is told
 And just in this season it is deeply rooted
                Within our tradition that bold
The lessons I found - will turn this around
                So don't throw this poem yet away
A devotional thought - that's just what I got
                I hope it will help on your way
 
These magi or wise men, astronomers, kings
                Had only the light of the star
And this was their wisdom among other things
                They came even though it was far
Their journey was long but they followed the light
                Regardless how rugged the way
They pressed to their goal by day and by night
                No thing or no men did them stray
And that I call wisdom; it led them to freedom
                Even though their knowledge was small
With searching and asking - and earnestly seeking
                They did find the King after all
 
And when they had found Him they worshiped is told
                Their treasures they laid at His feet
Their incense and myrrh and valuable gold
                Great sacrifice from them indeed
't Was myrrh for His death, 't was gold for their King
                And incense for He was their God
Together with treasures their hearts they did bring
                To Him they surrendered their lot
And after they stayed - and after they prayed
                No longer the star led the way
 By God they were led - by a dream it is said
                They'd learned God's voice to obey
 
  Now set up your camels, your kings and your star
                And all of the nice decoration
Sing old songs of magi that came from afar
                 And came with such great adoration
Get ready for Christmas with gifts and with food
                Invite all your kin to a meal
With songs of the season get in the right mood
                With ham or with turkey or veal
But whatever you do - know one thing is true
                These magi were wise men indeed
I hope you will see - what Christmas should be
                And that you will follow their lead
                _____________






2009 Lilian Pickering Neede
Church Websites | Ministry Websites by ChristianCMS, a Service of Inspyre.