Oh, how the months have fled, it’s Christmas time once again. As anxious shoppers flood the stores, and money flows like rain.
The annual pilgrimage to pick a tree, the trimmings to secure Carols ring out, cards are sent, lots of parties, drinks to pour.
Early morning, Christmas Day & gifts strewn around the tree. Then, brief moments of excitement, gifts torn open with glee.
Santa came, so do friends, a few drinks, a laugh, a little sleep. Then the turkey, the fun filled dinner, great memories to keep.
It’s over, a quiet night at home, hoping no one else will call. But an unexplained feeling persists, a sadness, can this be all.
Something’s missing, but what is it, this nagging in the mind. Oh well New Years Eve will soon be here, leave this day behind.
It’s Christmas as we know it, the longest celebration of the year. A joyous time for family and friends, for love and for good cheer.
Still, it’s sad the guest of honor, always present in decades past. Is not invited to most homes, is not known, or is forgotten fast.
It’s Christmas, no longer a birthday celebration for Jesus the Lord. Just a time to give and get, a holiday & no chance to be bored.
Yet, strange it is, for the nagging sadness is but an empty feeling. Just a symptom of life without Christ, an aimless life of drifting.
My wish this year is for Jesus Christ to be your honored guest. To lighten your heart, to fill your life & put your mind at rest.
May He strengthen the ties that bind you, to those you really love. And touch your life in such a way, you will forever know His love.