It’s December 24th, Christmas is almost here.
Things are still missing. Hurry! Bring them near.
Candy for stockings, bows for the gifts,
Presents for neighbors and others on my list.
Ham for dinner and cookies to bake,
Trips to the store, how long will this take?
But there’s other things missing, what can they be?
Things more important than those gifts that I see.
A hug, a smile, a “Merry Christmas” too.
Kind words instead of curt remarks, an “I love you”.
A call or a visit to a lonely one, a family kin?
The gift of forgiveness in order to make amends.
Or have you forgotten a “thank you” from your heart?
Appreciation for family and friends, the list is long, where do we start?
And Jesus, God’s Son, born to save us, where is He?
Is He included out front or hidden under the Christmas tree?
Will you be singing and praying to Him on Christmas day?
Reading His words, talking about Him in conversations of praise?
Its December 24th there is so much to do!
Will we only think of ourselves or Jesus and others too?
The list is not that long, you’ll see.
If you just think of Jesus and others instead of “me”.
Christmas is the celebration of love from heaven came down.
Of God’s forgiveness when His Son Jesus is found.
Don’t let Him go missing this Christmas day.
Ask him into your heart for there He will promise to stay.