Sunday, January 12, 2014

No Christmas

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy (Matthew 2:10). 

What if there were no Christmas,
No bright-shining star in the sky? 
What if there had been no manger
 In which Baby Jesus could lie?

What if there were not three wise men
 To bring gifts to the stable that night? 
What if there were no shepherds 
To gaze on that glorious sight? 

What if there were no angels
 To carry the message again: 
“A Saviour is born in the city:
 Peace and good will toward men”?

What if there were no mother 
To watch o’er the Baby so sweet? 
Yes, what if there were no Christmas 
To make all our lives complete?
Would children be quite as happy
 At this special time of year

 If there were no Christ Child’s birthday
 For sharing of joy and cheer?
There would be no Christmas carols 
To ring out fresh and new
 If Christ had not been born on earth. 
To show His love for you.

But “if there were no Christmas” 
Need not our hearts dismay; 
For God has given to us His gift—
The wonder of Christmas day.



 By Patricia Moore         
Advent candles, burning bright,
Shining through the night.        

Christmas day;  hearts filled with joy,

‘Cause the birth of Mary's boy!