Saturday, November 29, 2008

True Christmas Spirit

As the Christmas season begins and our lives get more Crazy, I just wanted to remind us all what it is really all about. This came in my inbox and I love it. I am still finishing up my Christmas Cards, so Hopefully I will have something new on Monday.
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Have a Great Weekend!
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A DIFFERENT TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Author Unknown
Twas the Night Before Christmas


Twas 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!

1 comment:

Cindy E said...

I love it, Sara! I'm sharing that with family and friends, thanks!