Come, Baby Jesus

Claudia is having a little fun tending bar at dVerse Poets Pub today, so I thought I’d join in. Her Meeting the Bar prompt today is to write about a character in a book coming alive or someone ending up in a book. I love the creativity of this prompt. And since it is the Christmas season I decided to write my first Christmas poem of the year.

Come, Baby Jesus

I set it up just yesterday
My favorite little nativity
Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus
surrounded by angels and kings

My mother-in-law made it
The year of my birth she created it
Each ceramic piece of the scene
hand painted, even the angels’ wings

I set it up just yesterday
But where could it have gone
It’s no longer on the china hutch
where it really does belong

Oh my, I see what has occurred
My favorite little nativity
has come alive in my dining room
It’s really quite absurd

I guess I should be more careful
what I pray for as just today
I asked the Lord Jesus
to come into my home to stay


I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


18 Responses

    • The funny thing is I haven’t actually put up the nativity yet. I’ve been too busy and worried about whether the cat will knock it over. But this weekend I will be putting up decorations and hoping I don’t end up with real sheep and camels in my dining room. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  1. smiles… you will need to go and buy pampers.. smiles
    what a responsibility it would be if we really had him in the house as a little child and how he real he lives in my heart even though i cannot see him..
    very cool on the hand-painted pieces… wishing you a blessed christmas time linda

  2. Emmanuel…God with us…literally. Thanks, Linda 🙂
    So the family may stay in the living room but i’d herd the livestock outdoors!

  3. Reminds me of the one my grandmother had…now in my daughter’s house…how we used to play with the figurines and pretend…you are pretending, too, but who knows, maybe it is real.;)

  4. It would be a very special event indeed if only for a moment a nativity set could come alive! I enjoyed the imagination and wonder of this poem.

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. What’s so special about this nativity is that my mother-in-law made 2 sets the same year – one for herself and one for her mother-in-law. I’ve been admiring hers for years. Then a few years ago when her mother-in-law passed away she got that one back and gave it to me. It is very special indeed. Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda

    • At my house, Christmas decorating is all about the nativity. I have multiple sets that go up all over the house and nativity ornaments for the tree. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  5. Both piety & levity in the same piece; lovely, much to savor, cherish, & smile at; thanks for the gentle cajoling & self-deprecation.

  6. Which leads to the question…how would we be different if we truly acknowledged that God IS in the room with us all the time? Good reminder, Linda!

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