Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Just what is Christmas, anyway?
Why do we celebrate?
Why is Decemeber 25th a very special day?

Is it about the Christmas tree, 
With all the twinkling lights?

Is it about the Christmas cards,
The ones my mommy writes?

Is Christmas about the Christmas gifts?
I love them very much.

Is Christmas about Santa Claus?
His beard is fun to touch.
Is Christmas about the candy canes?
I think they taste quite nice.

Is Christmas about Santa's list?
They say he checks it twice.

Or maybe it's about the food!
Mom's Christmas cookies rule!

Or maybe it's about the snow.
White Christmases are cool!

Is it about the Christmas songs,
the ones we sing each year?

Is it about the Christmas elves
And Santa's eight reindeer?
No, that's not what Christmas is about!

All these things are really nice and superduper fun.
But Christmas is much more than that-
It's all about God's son.
God sent his son, Jesus Christ,
From Heaven up above.
He came to earth to save the world-
God's greatest gift of love.
So, Christmas is the Lord's birthday
The day he came to earth.
Forever we will celebrate 
His very special birth!
Okay, now I get it.
Santa Clause and Christmas trees and presents are okay.

But Jesus is the real reason 
We have a Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas.
Love, The Harris Family


~aj~ said...

This is beautiful, Rebekah! Merry Christmas to your family!

Emily said...

I love this poem! Great way to explain it. Cute pictures, too!!!