Time for Christmas
Christmas is a time of anticipation,
When hope becomes a shinning star,
When children's wishes become prayers,
And days are X'ed on calendar.
Christmas is a time for healing,
When disagreers and dissagreements meet,
When long-time wounds are mended
And love moves hatred to retreat.
Christmas is a time for patience,
When we try anew to mold
Our lives in the image of Him
Whose birthday we uphold.
Christmas is a time for giving,
The Wise Men brought their best,
But Christ showed that the gift of self
Will out-give all the rest.
Christmas is a time for understanding
People and customs throughtout the world,
When all-too-brief a season,
The banner of peace is unfurled.
Christmas is a time for children
No matter what their age,
Spirit is the only ticket,
And heart the only gauge.
Christmas is a time for learning,
A time when new truths unfold,
And not-so-innocent children
Often teach the old.
Christmas is a time for sharing,
A time for needy hands to clasp,
A time for stretching out in faith
With a reach that exceeds our grasp.
Christmas is a time for love,
A time for inhibitions to shed,
A time for showing that we care,
A time for words too long unsaid.
Christmas is a time to remember
Timeless stories from days of yore,
A time to ponder what's ahead,
A time to open another door.
~ Fred Bauer ~