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Was The Night Before Christmas – by Edward Collazo

December 25th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am posting the following story composed by my Nephew, Edward Collazo. For those of you who don’t know him, he is my beloved nephew, who works as a Deputy Sheriff, I believe in Kendall County. Well, he composed the following take on the famous story, according to a Deputy officer in his squad. Hope you like it as much as I did, and just like the Angel in his story, I too am proud of this Deputy. Who would have guessed…an aspiring poet just like his uncle.

Was The Night Before Christmas

So, its the night before Christmas, and all through the County, not a person was stirring, except a Deputy on the street. As he quietly patrolled the county with great care and love, as children and parents slept peacefully there.

The deputy, clad in his brown and black uniform with his vest, his gun and his cowboy hat on, always looking his best. He’d just pulled aside for a quick bite to eat.

When all of a sudden, out on the street, A bright light appeared from out of nowhere. The deputy shielded his eyes from through the rear view came a brilliant glare. The deputy jumped out of his patrol car ready to draw down, just then he fell to his knees, for the glare was an angel of the Lord at the police cars rear.

The angel smiled and spoke, “Dear Deputy don’t fear, I’ve been sent by the Lord with a message for you. Jesus wants you to know, He loves you all. He’s pleased with the way you’ve answered His call. To protect and serve others, so selfless you’ve been, Your bravery and kindness have known no end. Even in tragedy, when nights became long, You’ve helped countless strangers by keeping God close to you, making you strong. God sees your heart, the joy and the pain, He knows the profession can often bring strain. So he sent me here to let you know, That as you patrol, He goes where you go. As you protect others, your Father protects you, His angels go with you, His Spirit does, too. No bullet too fast, no bad guy too strong, I’m sent to make sure that your life will be long. So fear not the night, and fear not the day, fear not the threats that might come your way.

The angel finished by saying, “I’m sent to accompany you on your shift, There’s not one moment you’re alone on the street.” The deputy sat stunned by the words the angel spoke, He bowed his head, with a tear, gave a nod. As the deputy said “thank you,” the angel took flight and said, “God’s got your back, carry on deputy and have goodnight.”

Edward Collazo
12/24/18

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