An Original Work / December 2, 2018
It’s Christmastime all over the world,
But what does that mean exactly?
Shopping and presents and idols galore?
Never yet satisfied. Always want more?
Busily, hurriedly, racing for time?
Gotta have this gift, and nothing to find?
Santa and reindeer now fly through the air,
Packing their presents, now done with a flair?
Children all googled-eyed, caught by it all,
Can’t wait till Santa brings presents for all?
Parties, and cookies baked, oh how so right?
Movies and popcorn, now turn on the lights?
Laughing and playing, and games do the trick,
While everyone awaits good ole Saint Nick?
Now, how is this s’pposed to be ‘bout our Lord?
How are we unified with Him, one accord?
He’s just a baby, still lies in a manger,
Has no real power to disperse all danger.
Funny, we don’t celebrate our birthdays that way.
We get the presents on our special day.
We are not hopefully largely ignored,
While everyone waits another to come through the door.
Is Christmas really about Jesus Christ?
Or, is it ‘bout Santa and gifts giv’n in flight?
Is it really ‘bout greed and our selfish desires?
Or, do we feel bound to do what others require?
Can we really say we celebrate Jesus Christ,
When Santa and presents take first place that night?
Is this what He wants? Is it what God requires?
That on the altar of sacrifice to idols we light our fires?
Jesus did not say to remember him this way.
He said we need to die to sin and pray.
He asked that we remember what he did,
When he died on the cross, and our sins he hid.
And, He said to examine our hearts in this way,
To make certain that we follow him without sway.
So, if we truly want to celebrate Him,
We must forsake idols and from sins repent.
We must make Jesus truly Lord of our lives,
And follow His leading, and not all the lies.
For He wants our all on his altar to lay,
Giving glory to Him, and not to delay.
Instead of looking for Santa in flight,
We must be watching for Jesus, that’s right.
We’re to be waiting and watching for Him,
Purify our hearts, cleansed now from sin.
Living for Jesus Christ, now every day,
Holy and pleasing to God, this now we pray.
No longer living for sin and for self
We have put our idols now on the shelf.