Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
With coffee in hand I stroll quietly about,
Surveying the chaos and feeling some doubt…
Piles of dishes and glasses, boxes and bows,
All the “remnants of Christmas” every Mom knows.
The evidence of sugarplums awaits on the scales to my dread,
And a questionable vision begins dancing in my head…
Decorating, preparing, and much endless shopping —
Did we celebrate well? Was the Christ-child found?
And then I search deeper — with the eyes of my heart.
I see family, friends, strangers– laughter and hugs from the start.
If Christmas is Jesus, and Jesus is Love
Then Yes! The best gift did arrive from Above.
Using all things for good is your Holy forte!
You graciously made yourself known so many times
My gratitude overflows; my wonder climbs.
Each December 26th I used to be sad when I crawled out of bed,
But now my heart knows Christmas endures, just not from a sled!
Everything that matters is right here — every day!
Jesus, Emmanuel — with me to stay.
He’s also with us in our tears and sickness, and forgives our misbehavior.
In loneliness, pain, struggles and sadness,
Jesus! our light in the darkness, the promise and hope of coming gladness.
He doesn’t withhold hardship, but saves us just the same.
Trust Him today, tomorrow and all your days.
He is faithful forever — worthy of utmost adoration and praise!
Back in my kitchen the day after celebrating His birth,
I declare to all, “EVERYDAY is Christmas — let’s celebrate His worth!
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