Church Doors in December by SummerJade

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Miracles may happen inside of a church and this Christmas song tells of one of them…
Please listen to “The Gift” on the video below… ♫

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This church is in New London, Connecticut, USA.
(1592 views on Nov. 23, 2013)

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Lyrics to The Gift on the video below… ♫
A poor orphan girl named Maria
Was walking to market one day;
She stopped for a rest by the roadside
Where a bird with a broken wing lay.
A few moments passed till she saw it
For its feathers were covered with sand
But soon clean and wrapped it was traveling
In the warmth of Maria’s small hand.

She happily gave her last peso
On a cage made of rushes and twine.
She fed it loose corn from the market
And watched it grow stronger with time.

Now the gift giving service was coming
And the church shone with tinsel and light
And all of the townfolks brought presents
To lay by the manger that night.
There were diamonds and incense and perfumes
In packages fit for a king
But for one ragged bird in a small cage
Maria had nothing to bring.

She waited ’til just before midnight
So no one would see her go in
And crying she knelt by the manger
For her gift was unworthy of Him.

Then a voice spoke to her through the darkness,
“Maria, what brings you to me?
If the bird in the cage is your offering,
Open the door and let me see.”
Though she trembled, she did as He asked her
And out of the cage the bird flew
Soaring up into the rafters
On a wing that had healed good as new.

Just then the midnight bells rang out
And the little bird started to sing
A song that no words could recapture
Whose beauty was fit for a king.

Now Maria felt blessed just to listen
To that cascade of notes sweet and long
As her offerings was lifted to heaven
By the very first nightingale’s song.

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • You’re welcome, Cee and Chris!

    – SummerJade

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Lovely capture Jade !! :D ♥

  • Thank you, Evita! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • toriyule
    toriyulealmost 5 years ago

    beautiful image!

  • Thanks, Tori!

    – SummerJade

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 5 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you so much!

    – SummerJade

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

    Please enter this great capture into our current challenge!

  • Thank you very much for this feature!! It’s entered. ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherover 4 years ago

    Wonderful sunny capture Jade, an inviting church door, for sure! Congrats on your feature and good luck in the challenge!

  • I hope you listened to the song (even though it’s far from Christmas at the moment!) ☺ Thanks for the good wishes!!

    – SummerJade

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherover 4 years ago

    It’s a sweet Christmas song with nice anime figures, I missed it before ;))

  • Thanks for checking it out! I thought it was neat when I found it for my WS Xmas album (words, no music over there). ☺♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Marie!! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 4 years ago

    I love doors and this one is beautiful :)

  • Thank you! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this lovely image to the Favourite Places You Take Make or Paint Group

  • ☺♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

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