Dec 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD-Christ in Christmas

I found this poem and thought it to be appropriate to share for the holiday season. Another reminder to KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!


 
T'was the night before Christmas
and all through the town
Not a sign of Baby Jesus
was anywhere to be found.

The people were all busy
with 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 Santa
dressed-up in bright red.

Mama watched Martha Stewart,
Papa drank beer from a tap.
As hour upon hour
the presents they'd wrap

When what from the TV
did they suddenly hear?
'Cept an ad.. which told
of a big sale at Sears.

So away to the mall
they all flew like a flash
Buying things on credit
and 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.

Their lives were so busy
with their Christmas time things
No time to remember
Christ Jesus, the King.

There were presents to wrap
and cookies to bake.
How could they stop and remember
who died for their sake?

To pray to the Savior
they had no time to stop.
Because they needed more time
to "Shop til 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 lights
up 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...
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 in
Christmas and enjoy
some good nights!

Merry Christmas, my friends!
Author Unknown 


Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

11 comments:

  1. This is the very reason we are having a simple CHRISTmas this year. Every year I wear myself out trying to do what's expected of me....not this time. Even hubby told me 'no'. There will be very few cards, no big gifts....just time spent with those we really care about and really care for us!!

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  2. I started what I call my " take it or leave it" Christmas 7 years ago.
    I put up some decor- cook regular meals and am willing to share if guests drop it-- my cards go out with the GIFT I gave someone who needed something during the years name.. I lost some folks/friends along the way doing it like this but it makes me happy and peaceful and gives me lots more time to be grateful, spend time with those who need me, work at the food bank and soup kitchen. How I choose to celebrate the season is between Me and My God-- and thats quietly in peace..
    Merry and Bright to You and Yours

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  3. What a great reminder, Cindy. Jesus is the reason for the season and He can't be forgotten and ignored.....Christine

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  4. Miss Cindy, Love this post. Thanks
    Selena Guest

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  5. Hi Cindy! Yes ma'am, it's all about Jesus and it breaks my heart He gets shoved in the corner so much this time of the year when it's all about HIM!
    Love your Wednesdays in the Word.
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Thanks Cindy! LOVE her beautiful voice....singin' about our King!
    Love Ya,Richelle

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  7. Thanks Cindy! and i love her beautiful voice , singin' 'bout our King!
    Love ya, -Richelle

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  8. Love this! So true! We have greatly simplified Christmas this year. I'm still working on trying to cut back some of the decorations and our gifts are small and meaningful. I'm making something to add for each of my grandchildren - something I know they will each be happy to see!
    ~Adrienne~

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  9. Very clever and so true. I do get busy and try to remind my self all the time to remember the true meaning of this season. This is a good reminder. Beautifully sung by Celtic Woman. Thanks Cindy

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  10. What a cute poem with a wonderful message. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Beautiful post with a meaningful poem. The song you shared is equally lovely.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy