Will it be just another Christmas,
Another sparkly Christmas,
Is it a putting-on, showing–up-the-Joneses kind of day?
Or does it have a deeper meaning,
A time past self-indulgence,
A place apart from your children’s carefree play?
No, it is not a last-year’s Christmas,
It’s time for new beginnings,
Put Jesus back into this annual holiday.
He is our Maker and Redeemer,
The Giver of the Best Gifts;
We need to turn our hearts and our lives to Him.
There’s joy and peace beyond description,
His love surpassing greatly,
So honor God today, and in everything.
And let’s go past the decorations,
The presents, get and giving,
Traditions that we’ve cherished and held on to, for so long.
Now we can have a brand-new Christmas,
A personal celebration
That makes all the difference in the world, and eternity.
By Elaine Hardt ©2001