Friday, December 04, 2009

What Will Christmas Mean to Me?

Christmas . . .
isn't only music; it's "Joy to the World"
isn't just a baby; but the coming of a King

Not a spirit in a chimney, but a spirit in my heart
Not a gift worth so much money, but a gift of God to man

Not only balls that glitter, but a gladness that will shine
Not only wordy greeting cards, but feelings of good will

Not a time of obligations, but a willingness to share
Not just a star for Wise Men, but a guide that still leads me

Not gifts the shepherds brought to Christ, but myself that I can give
Not only God in Bethlehem, but Emmauel--God with us.
--Merna B. Shank

Quote: It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all. --Eleanor Roosevelt


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