Ring the Bells of Joy

Reaching out her hand
Small one smiles and pulls a rope
Church bells ring out joy

 

Ring the Bells

Hear the Bells Ring

Full of excitement
Children on the snowy hill
Hear the ringing bells

 

Ring Christmas Bells

Ring the Christmas bells
Shout the news from far and wide
Jesus Christ is born

 

Luke 2:7-14 (NASB)

And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them,

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

 

Once again I am joining Ronovan Writes for the Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week the words are Bells & Ring. I hope you’ll join us. You might have fun coming up with your own haiku. Click To TweetFor the challenge you only need to write one haiku, but there is no limit if you want to write more. 

I’m also linking up with: #CoffeeforYourHeart, #ThreeWordWednesday, #LMMLinkup, #SittingAmongFriends, #TellHisStory, #FreshMarketFriday

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14 thoughts on “Ring the Bells of Christmas

  1. Gayl, I LOVE all three haiku! And the images are just adorable!! You’ve done a fantastic job with this week’s prompt. The Bible verses are lovely to reflect on too. Watching your background snow gently falling as I read your words makes everything feel very apt and seasonal. Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo <3

    1. Thank you so much, Joy! I really enjoyed the prompts this week when I finally found time to do it. 🙂 Yours were so joyful, too!

      The Scripture I thought would be very appropriate to end with pointing us to Jesus.

      Many blessings to you! Have a wonderful Christmas! xo {{HUGS}}

  2. We have a church in town that does ring bells but it’s too far away for me to hear. I love the sound of bells. Thanks for sharing your haiku with us, Gayl. Merry Christmas!

    1. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard church bells ring, but I love the sound of them! Thanks for much for stopping by, Lisa!

      Many blessings and have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Dear Gayl,
    These were such uplifting words and photos speaking to the true joy of Christmas! And I loved the artwork photos sprinkled in among your poetry. Thank you for lifting my heart tonight. May you be blessed with a Beautiful Christmas time, my friend! xoxo

    1. Thank you, dear Bettie! I’m so glad you found encouragement here. The artwork is from my 2014 art journal. I haven’t done any Christmas artwork this year yet.

      Many blessings to you, Bettie! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas.

  4. Oh yes… these are all three so great! And now I am realizing I haven’t sat down to write poetry in way too long yet again! Maybe tomorrow with my morning coffee… thanks for the reminder!

  5. Gayle, there is something exciting in the air when you hear bells ringing! I am so thankful for our Savior as we celebrate His birth this weekend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts here. I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.

    1. Horace, thank you so much for your comments! Yes, I am very thankful for our Savior, too. I hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas celebration.

      Many blessings to you!

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