Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Week Before Christmas

(NOTE:  This is a repost of a blog from Christmas 2010.  I ran across a newspaper clipping containing the poem while filing tonight so I could decorate for Christmas.  Thought I'd share it while I had the clipping in hand, even though we're still a few weeks away.)

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the streets
People's bellies were bulging from too many sweets.
The haggard expressions on all those tired faces
Were sure signs that they'd shopped at too many places.
With pocketbooks empty and stress levels high
They comforted themselves with some coffee and pie.
Now yearning for a simple, more joyful occasion
They wondered what happened to the Christmas celebration.
The gifts 'neath the tree wrapped in paper so fine
Left them wondering why they had spent their last dime
On things that would soon be discarded and tossed,
Instead of investing in the lives of the lost.
The message of Christmas was somehow deleted
While parties and gift giving were often repeated.
The true meaning of Christmas got lost in the shuffle
As everyone got caught up in the hustle and bustle.
Christmas morning arrived and the gifts were unwrapped
As we uttered a sigh, "Another Christmas has passed."
Did we take time to ponder the true meaning this season,
Or did we once again forget that Christ is the Reason
We celebrate with gift-giving and time spent with all those we love
And that He came here for us, leaving heaven above?
With a few days remaining before the big day
Let us take time to ponder and give Jesus the praise.
Let us unwrap the gift that He brought that first Christmas
And give him our hearts.  Merry Christmas, dear Jesus!

Copyright © 2011 by Dee Dee Wike.  All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts. I hope everyone can embrace such sentiment. You should post this everywhere for all eyes to see!
    Merry Christmas!