Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Christmas Tree

As you prepare for Christmas with shopping and baking and cleaning I'd like to remind you of Romans 13: 8. I like this verse. It says a lot in few words. "Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law."
Keep that in mind as Christmas is near. So what if Aunt Jo or Uncle Bob says a comment that doesn't agree with you. Will it really matter if Grandma Jones gives a nice gift to another family member and not to you. Smile if cousin Jim brags about how many presents he gave or received. Remember, you are a child of a Heavenly King if you celebrate His birth. And Jesus didn't have a great start or an easy time here on earth either. He understands like no one else can.
In a corner of the room
a lowly pine tree stands.
Like a tiny piece of forest
with uplifting hands.
As children gather round
they place on branches green
ornaments and sparkling lights.
The best you've ever seen.
Once squirrels and busy chipmunks
and birds with folded wing
had graced your fragrant branches
and listened to you sing.
Once snow and rain and dust
had glistened on each limb.
Now you stand beside a window
dressed as for a king.
Oh little tree don't be sad
and take no time to sigh.
You're chosen to remind each one
of a king that came from high.
Oh little tree let's celebrate
the birthday of a king.
Hold your branches high; be proud
while children dance and sing.

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