by Pauline Bormann
To complete the Christmas alphabet, you'll find the missing word in the Scripture verse referred to. Look it up and fill in the blank space.
A is for _____________, shining and bright (Luke 2:9,10),
Telling of Jesus that first Christmas night
B is for _____________, crowded and old (Micah 5:2),
The birthplace of Jesus by prophet foretold.
C is for _____________, donkeys, and sheep (Genesis 1:25),
That warmed the cold barn where the baby would sleep.
D is for _____________ his throne and his name (Luke 1:32)
Were promised to Jesus, with endless fame.
E is for _____________, where men saw a star (Matthew 2:9),
And rode on their camels to follow it far.
F is for _____________, myrrh, and fine gold (Matthew 2:11),
That they gave to Jesus, as Matthew has told.
G is for _____________, who so loves ev'ryone (John 3:16),
He sent us on Christmas His own belov'd Son.
H is for _____________, whose murderous schemes (Matthew 2:12),
Were told to the wise men and Joseph, in dreams.
I means the _____________ they carried by night (Luke 18:15),
Secretly, far from that wicked king's sight.
J is for _____________, quiet and just (Matthew 1:20),
Who obeyed God's commands with absolute trust.
K means God's kingdom, and Jesus, God's _____________ (Luke 1:33),
Appointed to rule ev'ry created thing.
L is for _____________, that brought Him to earth (John 15:13),
That we through His death could have a new birth.
M is for _____________, believing and brave (Matthew 2:11),
Finding God faithful and mighty to save.
N means the _____________, so holy and still (Luke 2:8),
When God proclaimed peace—to men of good will.
O is for _____________, the "Great O" in Greek (Revelation 1:8),
Meaning Christ, who's the End and the answer we seek.
P is for _____________, who saw Jesus' story (John 1:45),
In visions of Bethlehem, Calv'ry, and glory.
Q tells how _____________ those who had heard (Matthew 28:7)
Hastened to act on the heavenly word.
R means _____________ with all of God's friends (Philippians 3:3),
As far as the knowledge of Jesus extends—
Moses, Elijah, and Abraham, too,
Mary and Joseph, the wise men—and you.
S is for _____________, Jesus the Lord (Luke 2:11),
Whom Simeon saw, and Anna adored.
T says to tell the good _____________ to all (Luke 2:10),
Like the shepherds who told of the Child in the stall.
U stands for _____________, for to us God has given (Matthew 1:23),
"The Child" born of Mary, "The Son" sent from Heaven.
V means the _____________ from earliest ages (Isaiah 7:14),
Pictured in stars and in prophecy's pages.
W for _____________, that is His name (Isaiah 8:6),
For His wonderful works, and words, and fame.
X begins C_____________, when you spell it in Greek(John 20:31),
Meaning God's mighty Son, born lowly and weak.
Y stands for _____________ to God's holy ways (Romans 10:17, 18)
Like Mary's brave yes and her joyful praise.
Z is for _____________, that burned in God's Son (Isaiah 9:7),
To finish the work for which He had come.
If our hearts and lives to Him belong,
He'll be our salvation, our strength, and song.