THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS


I know in my heart that the Son of Man
Descended from Heaven above,

Serving the Father, He left his presence,
To minister to the masses, showing love

For lowly mankind, He became a carpenter,
He would live and die just for us,

This precious gift pertains to all --
The actual meaning of Christmas...

Wreaths and trees and tinsel and stars
Are but the earthly trappings,

Presents beneath the evergreens
In silver or red and green wrappings

Will never replace the sentiment
Of respect for his visit -- our choice,

He promised the world to return again
To retrieve us -- children, rejoice.

by D. Edgar Murray