so many gifts under the tree, I wonder how many are there for me?
I open them quickly, one by one – then I feel kinda sad when I’m all done.
is that all there is? is there nothing more? I guess what I want can’t be found in a store.
it can’t be bought and it can’t be sold – I don’t even know its name, if truth be told.
But there must be some gift that could fill my empty space, something or someone -I don’t know the name or face.
the face of forgiveness, the face of love – the face of God, come down from above.
God’s gift to me lay in a manger lowly, the commonplace now transformed by the Presence of the Holy.
God’s gift to me, so unexpected, This gift of Christmas so often rejected.
the package is a manger, holding a Baby small, those who accept the present, find the greatest gift of all.
The gifts God gives of hope and joy – are better to me than any new toy.
The manger was full of peace and of light, full of God’s plan to make all things right.
I was looking for my Christmas gift under the Christmas tree, but I found it right where God had said, it was in the Nativity!
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ ” (Luke 2:10-12)
sincerely, Grace Day
(taken from the book “Looking for Christmas” by Grace Day)