We’re getting ready for our annual celebration;
we’re putting up our old, favorite decorations, too.
And it’s fun to write, having anticipations
to hear one of these days from you.
The stores are full of decorations for December,
Newspapers, magazines show lots of stuff on sale,
Social media is keeping very busy,
And there’s all those ads that come in the mail.
The real meaning, the origin of Christmas,
Has been pushed way out of everyone’s view;
It’s not a popular thing to mention Jesus,
But I’m going to; and how about you?
The Jewish people had ancient Scriptures:
A miraculous birth predicted for years,
A Savior would come, a wondrous occasion,
A time for redemption, set free from all fears.
We thank God for providing us salvation;
Grateful to have eternal expectation —
so, of course, we pray His blessings for you.
Join us in this wonderful celebration!
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by Elaine Hardt ©2016