Every year I hear people complain about how commercial Christmas is. I listen to them complain about stress, expense, lack of time, who’s cooking what and ….Oh the list is endless.
Up until this year I have just got on with it and enjoyed it as much as I have been able. Usually I have been at home but occasionally I was overseas on operations. Whatever the case I have always tried to enjoy what I see as a season of joy and happiness.
This year though there is something a little different in that this year I became a Christian, and as such feel better qualified to make a comment on the subject. I have done this in the form of a poem, which as a special treat I have turned into a short narrated slide movie. I hope you enjoy it.
Please let me know what you think?
Christmas in perspective
Leaves on the trees are gold and red
When the first advert is cast,
Like ripples in a pool the panic spreads
this year; earlier than last.
We rush to buy the most “in” gift
And find the perfect card
There is no thought of thrift
As we wrap paper by the yard.
As advent starts the rush is on
The final push has started
but stop and think at what has gone
and how this whole thing started.
Born of a virgin, in a stable,
The Christ child came to save us.
Shepherds, Magi and Heavenly host
praised the infant Jesus.
He lived a life of humility
to help his fellow man.
As son of God he gave his life
to forgive the sins of Man.
So stop the rush from shop to shop
Don’t battle through the throng
Don’t spend obscene amounts, just stop
And think where it’s gone wrong.
Remember those less fortunate
They’re starving, scared, alone
pray for them and share with them
you could open up your home.
Make this Christmas a special one
like it’s supposed to be
A time for sharing, a time for joy
And giving thanks for a little boy.