Thursday, December 24, 2009

What is Christmas?

What Is Christmas?

Just what is Christmas, anyway?
Why do we celebrate?
Why is December 25
A very special date?

Is it about the Christmas tree,
With all the twinkling lights?
Is it about the Christmas cards,
The ones my Mommy writes?

Is is about the mistletoe,
Where Mom and Daddy kiss?
Is it about the Christmas play,
The one we never miss?

Is Christmas about Christmas gifts?
I love them very much.
Is Christmas about Santa Claus?
His beard is fun to touch.

Is Christmas about candy canes?
I think they taste quite nice.
Is Christmas about Santa's list?
They say he checks it twice.

Or maybe it's about the food!
Mom's Christmas cookies rule!
Or maybe it's about the snow.
White Christmases are cool!

Is it about the Christmas songs,
The ones we sing each year?
Is it about the Christmas elves
And Santa's eight reindeer?

No, that is not what Christmas is about!

All of these things are really nice,
And superduper fun.
But Christmas is much more than that --
It's all about God's son.

God sent his son, Jesus the Christ,
From heaven up above.
He came to earth to save the world --
God's greatest gift of love.

So, Christmas is the Lord's birthday
The day he came to earth.
Forever we will celebrate
His very special birth!

Okay, now I get it.

Santa Claus and Christmas tree
And presents are okay.

But Jesus is the real reason
We have a Christmas Day!

{Taken from the book "What is Christmas" by Michelle Medlock Adams}

Merry Christmas!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I just had to share this with you all


Hampers said...

Nice blog with a nice poem on Christmas. A new star is born...on this auspicious day... May you be blessed with... His love and protection, guidance and grace. Merry Christmas!!


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