‘Twas the Day After Christmas

Manger at night under fog

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the town

The ones who weren’t Christians were feeling let down

The stockings weren’t hung by the chimney anymore,

And boxes and wrapping covered the floor.

The kitchen was covered from floor to ceiling

With enough dirty dishes to set Mother reeling

The children were whining over what they didn’t get

And rather than sharing, they were throwing a fit!

The malls were bustling with post-Christmas shoppers

Searching for bargains on racks and in hoppers.

The salesmen looked haggard, the shoppers looked worse

As credit cards flew out of wallet and purse.

There were no joyful sounds of carolers singing,

And the only bells heard, were registers ringing.

The scene was altogether too grim,

For all the people who didn’t know Him.

If only this unhappy crowd could know

That the Spirit of Christmas isn’t tied with a bow

And stacked in piles underneath the tree,

He lives forever in you and in me.

He didn’t start in presents piled up in a sleigh,

He started with Christ being born in the hay.

The perfect gift from our Father above

Sent to us sinners to show us His love.

He came without wrapping or boxes or strings,

No glitter or glamour or other vain things.

He came with a promise of hope for all men,

That even in death, we’d have life again.

The next face you encounter covered with strife,

Introduce them to Jesus and change their whole life.

Teach them that Christmas is a daily thing,

That comes from intimately knowing the King.

Someone sent this poem to me years ago and I thought you’d enjoy it. I trust you had a great Christmas.

If you haven’t already done so, I’d like to invite you to download a copy of our 2017 Bible Reading Plan. Pastor Chris Thompson shared this plan with me when he was here this summer and I loved it. Here is the link: 2017 America’s Keswick Bible Reading Plan. If you’d like a hard copy sent, send me your email address.

I look forward to you joining us for a new year of Freedom Fighter blogs in 2017. On behalf of our writing team, God bless you.

Written by Dr. Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: He has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 56; Proverbs 26

Daily Quote: The early Christians did not say in dismay, ‘Look at what the world has come to,’ but in delight, ‘Look what has come to the world.’ Carl F. Henry

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:

I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, For You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities. Psalm 31:7

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