Sunday, November 1, 2015

"Ready for Christmas"

As we get closer and closer
to December 25th
we're going to hear
the question again and again.
Are you "Ready for Christmas?"

But - what does,
"Ready for Christmas"
really mean?

To many it means,
Have you got your shopping done?
Gifts wrapped? Stockings hung?

But - to the author of this poem
I think it meant something 
else entirely.

Ready for Christmas

"Ready for Christmas," she said with a sigh
As she gave the last touch to the gifts piled high...

Then wearily sat for a moment and read
Till soon, very soon, she was nodding her head.
Then quietly spoke a voice in her dream,
"Ready for Christmas, what do you mean?"
She woke with a start and a cry of despair.
There's so little time, and I've still to prepare.
Oh, Father, forgive me, I see what you mean!
Yes, more than giving of gifts and a tree,
It's the heart swept clean that He wanted to see,
A heart that is free from bitterness and sin.
So ready for Christmas.... and ready for Him.

Author Unknown

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