Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Wishes

T'was the night before Christmas


and all through the town


Not a sign of Baby Jesuswas anywhere to be found.


The people were all busywith Christmas time chores


Like decorating, and baking,and shopping in stores.






No one sang "Away in a manger,no crib for a bed".


Instead, they sang of Santadressed-up in bright red.


Mama watched Martha Stewart,Papa drank beer from a tap.


As hour upon hourthe presents they'd wrap


When what from the TVdid they suddenly hear?




But an ad.. which told themof a big sale at Sears.


So away to the mallthey all flew like a flash


Buying things on creditand others with cash!


And, as they made their way home


From their trip to the mall,


Did they think about Jesus?


Oh, no... not at all.






Thei r lives were so busywith their Christmas time things


No time to rememberChrist Jesus, the King.


There were presents to wrapand cookies to bake.


How could they stop and rememberwho died for their sake?


To pray to the Saviorthey had no time to stop.


Because they needed more time


to "Shop till they dropped!


"On Wal-mart! On K-mart!


On Target! On Penney's!


On Hallmark!


On Zales!A quick lunch at Denny's




From the big stores downtown


to the stores at the mall


They would dash away, dash away,and visit them all!


And up on the roof,there arose such a clatter


As grandpa hung icicle lightsup on his brand new step ladder.


He hung lights that would flash.




He hung lights that would twirl.


Yet, he never once prayed to Jesus...


the Light of the World.


Christ's eyes... how they twinkle!


Christ's Spirit... how merry!


Christ's love... how enormous!


All our burdens...


He'll carry!So instead of being busy,


overworked, and uptight


Let's put Christ back inChristmas and enjoysome good nights!




Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to my Family and Friends




Thanks Ellen S.

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