Christmas Blessings from The Reimers Family 2020

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 (Tune: The First Noel)

The first Noel of this new decade

Sees nations divided, people sick and afraid

Truth and Myth are thrown in the same heap

And “they” tell us that prejudice runs very deep

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is The King of Israel!

But today is not very different from then

The shepherds were not highly thought of by men

Out alone with the sheep on a cold winter’s night

While the cities were bustling, Caesar’s soldiers on site.

And lo, a bright Star shown upon earth’s plight

Those poor “lowly” shepherds saw angels that night!

Theirs was the privilege to go forth and tell

That King Jesus was born, Emanuel!

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is The King of Israel!

Praise God that His ways are much different than ours

He’s not impressed by political powers

Timing and healing are in His Control

Yet He’s more concerned for the state of our souls.

While this year might seem a nightmarish long night

Our Hope is the One Who said, “Let there be Light”

We don’t know what the next year will bring

Maybe we’ll see the return of THE KING!

And so from the Reimers, A Joyous Noel!

We’ve been mostly homebound, not much else to tell!

It’s peaceful and quiet here out in the woods

It’s been 25 years now, Isn’t God Good?

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is The King of Israel!

10 Responses to Christmas Blessings from The Reimers Family 2020

  1. Gersom Clark says:

    Merry CHRISTmas Chris! GOD bless you and your family!

  2. Tom says:

    Thank you, Chris! I hope you had a blessed Christmas day with your family.

  3. Especially I appreciate the lines ‘Praise God that His ways are much different than ours’ and ‘Our Hope is the One Who said, “Let there be Light” ‘.
    It is comforting to think of that hope.
    – Marianne

  4. Tammie (nee Kemerling) Johnson says:

    Just saying hello. I taught at Immanuel First Lutheran in West Covina 1984-1986 and had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with Marilyn in the adult choir and with the cherub (children’s) choir. What a lovely, Godly, fun friend! Merry Christmas God’s blessings to you all!

    • Chris says:

      Hi Tammie. What a blessing to see your comment! My name is Chris and I am the oldest son of Marilyn. I was also a teacher in the Lutheran schools in the early 80’s. Before heading off to college at Concordia, Portland, I helped lead the youth group at Immanuel.
      After all of my Mom’s years as a choir director and teacher in California, she became a choir director at the Lutheran Church here in Hot Springs, Arkansas when she and my Dad retired here.
      My wife, Kim (who wrote the words to this blog post) and I, followed my parents to Arkansas 25 years ago and raised our two children here.
      My Mom went into the Lord’s presence in August of 2018 just a little more than a year after my Father died. I was blessed to be able to care for them in their last days.
      Thank you for your kind description of my Mom! As you can imagine, she had the same type of impact on many people. She directed choir and had a woman’s Bible Study in her home until she was no longer able to do so. She and my father had a great impact on my life and the Christian faith of many. They enjoyed close to 30 years here in Arkansas before the Lord took them home.
      If you happen to see this, I am curious how you saw this post.
      Thank you again for your thoughtful comment. Merry Christmas to you and your family and my God bless your family in the coming year!

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