Saturday, December 17, 2011
Once Upon a Christmas by Selah
THIS IS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT (by Helen Steiner Rice)
CHRISTmas to me is a Gift from above--
a Gift of Salvation born of God's Love,
For far beyond what my mind comprehends
my eternal future completely depends
On that first CHRISTmas night centuries ago
when God sent His Son to the earth below...
For if the CHRIST Child had not been born
there would be no rejoicing on Easter morn,
For only because CHRIST was born and died
and hung on a cross to be crucified
Can worldly sinners like you and me
be fit to live in eternity...
So CHRISTmas is more than "getting and giving"--
it's the why and the wherefore of infinite living,
It's the positive proof for doubting God never
for in His Kingdom life is forever...
And that is the reason that on CHRISTmas Day
I can only kneel down and prayerfully say,
"Thank You, God, for sending Your Son
so when my work on earth is done
I can look at last on Your Holy Face
knowing You saved me alone by Your Grace!"
May you and your family have a blessed and joyous CHRISTmas! Celebrate the Gift!