Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas




My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place,
I only bring toys and things and you bring love and grace.
People give me lists of wishes and hope that they came true;
But you hear prayers of the heart and promise your will to do.
Children try to be good and not to cry when I am coming to town;...

But you love them unconditionally and that love will abound.
I leave only a bag of toys and temporary joy for a season;
But you leave a heart of love, full of purpose and reasons.
I have a lot of believers and what one might call fame;
But I never healed the blind or tried to help the lame.
I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;
But no nail—scarred hands or a promise of the hereafter.
You may find several of me in town or at a mall;
But there is only one omnipotent you, to answer a sinner’s call.
And so, my dear precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray;
To worship and adore you on this, your holy birthday.

12 comments:

Sonia said...

Thanks for sharing this Kenny. :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Kevin and Tracy (a.k.a. kcgaz) said...

Amen! Perfect message and Merry Christmas.

Jim and Sandie said...

I love this. God bless you on this beautiful Christmas day.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dennis and Donna said...

Amen.

Donna K said...

Great post - I love it. Merry Christmas.

Dennis and Donna said...

Amen.

Sue B said...

Merry Christmas to you both!!

The Odd Essay said...

What a lovely reminder... thanks!

Carol Krajcar said...

Great post, Kenny. Merry Christmas!

TexCyn said...

Merry Christmas!

Bob and Jo said...

That is great, merry Christmas