I'd forgotten I wrote this - but came across it just now. It still rings true for me. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa - or whatever you celebrate or don't. I'd just like more cheer in the world and am wishing it for you!
Christmas Reflection 2015
In a world as big as our world – with so many souls to save
There are some who use most kindly all the gifts that Jesus gave
There are others who deny Him – while some never know His name
Yet He loves us all as children in our need for love – the same
We can walk a path too narrow – we can wander far in sin
When the knock is heard for shelter – do we welcome strangers in?
Will the fear of danger sway us – will it stay our need to give?
Will it bring out all we’re made for – or corrupt the way we live?
In a season made for laughter – with a bright and shining star
There are some who see most clearly how He makes us what we are
There are others who refuse Him – while some live without His joy
Yet He loves us all as children – every girl and every boy
We can walk where safety holds us – we can miss the mark so true
When a challenge is beyond us – will the easy answer do?
Will our comfort be more precious – will it hold us back or no?
Will the Truth compel our passion – or amend the way we go?
In a life of measured moments – for a length we do not know
There are some who spend each treasure on the needs His body shows
There are others who rebuke Him – while some never hear of Grace
Yet He is, in truth, our Savior – and He longs to give embrace
We can walk midst tinseled trappings – we can buy the market dross
Or give chance to Holy Mercy as He modeled on the cross
When our Savior finds us waiting – when we live His life sincere
I believe His grace sufficient – to alleviate all fear
In remembered Incarnation – filled with joy and sorrow shared
We can be a Holy presence – we can live as sinners spared
We return to Him His mercy – showing Joy despite our pain
He will find us in our loving – may we walk His way again