"The Days Before Christmas"

(A silly, but truth-filled poem)

T’was the days before Christmas and all through the town
Not a sign of Baby Jesus was anywhere to be found.

The people were all busy with Christmas time chores
Like decorating, and baking, and shopping in stores.

No one sang “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.”
Instead, they sang of Santa dressed up in bright red.

Mama watched Martha while Papa took a nap.
As hour upon hour, the presents they’d wrap.

When what from the T.V. did they suddenly hear?
Except an add, for a big sale at Sears.

So away to the mall they all flew like a flash…
Buying some things on credit, and others with cash!

And as they made their way home from their trip to the mall,
Did they think about Jesus?  Oh no, not at all.

Their lives were so busy with their Christmas time things.
No time to remember Christ Jesus, The Savior, The King.
To pray to the Savior, they had no time to stop…
Because they needed more time to “shop till they dropped!”

On Wal-Mart!  On K-Mart! On Target! On Penny’s!
On Hallmark! On Zales! And a quick lunch at Denny’s.

From the big stores downtown to the stores at the mall,
They would dash away, dash away, and visit them all!

And up on the roof, there arose such a clatter
As Grandpa hung lights with his brand new step ladder.

He hung lights that would flash. He hung lights that would twirl.

Yet, he never considered Jesus… The Light of the World.

Christ’s eyes… how they twinkle! 
Christ’s Spirit… how merry!

Christ’s love… how enormous! 
All our burdens… He’ll carry!

So instead of being busy, overworked, and uptight,
Seek Jesus this Christmas, and all will be right. (Matthew 6:33)
(Author unknown for the original poem.  I added a few lines and changed a few things here and there.)

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  1. Love this!!!

  2. WOW!

    The very last line says it all:

    "So instead of being busy, overworked, and uptight,
    Seek Jesus this Christmas, and all will be right. (Matthew 6:33)"

    I so love and appreciate you and I'm thankful to the LORD for allowing me to know you even in cyberspace.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Love it!