“I Was There” – A Christmas Story

When I was in Jr. High we were a part of a homeschool group that published a monthly newsletter. Students could send in poems or short story to share with the group. I was 14 when I wrote the following story to send in. It’s fun to see what I wrote all those years ago!

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The sun was setting and it was cooling down.  We all went to get our last drink for the night at a brook nearby.  Now there was nothing unusual about this because we did it every night.  We all enjoyed our drink.
Then it was time to go back to our grassy meadow.  We were all finding a comfortable spot to sleep when all of the sudden a bright light appeared!  It was an angel of the Lord!  Some of the others were afraid and ran away.  They must have gotten lost because I don’t remember ever seeing them again.  I certainly would not run away; I felt honored to be in the presence of an angel.
Then the angel said, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you; you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘”Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest.”‘*
Then the angels left us. We were taken to find the Christ child.  Just the idea that I was there the day that Christ was born was really exciting.  When we found him it was as the angel said.  He was wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.  I stood next to him and watched him as he slept.  I thought, this is Jesus Christ, my Creator and the one that has come to save the world from their sons.  This was a special day.  It was the first Christmas.
*Luke 2:10-14
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