It’s That Simple – Part 5


The Week After Christmas

It's the week after Christmas and all through the town, 
people sigh with relief and think of when to take down 
the tree and it's trimmings, the lights on the house, 
the snowflakes, and candles, or return the new blouse?

But the manger with angels and wise men afar, 
do we pack it away like we load up the car?
What if Jesus could stay in our lives all year long? 
What if joy, peace, and love were more than a song?

Could life be as simple as receiving a babe 
and believing the man who said he would save?
Does the letdown of Christmas have to stay in our hearts 
with no hope 'til next year when holidays start?

Today as you're thinking of what is to come, 
the debt-laden bills and "will there ever be sun?"
Remember that Christmas is more than a story, 
in an old book--it's about heavenly glory

Our Father in heaven loved us so much
that he sent his son Jesus to keep us in touch
He longs for our heart to respond back to him, 
with love for our Savior and faith deep within

He did all the work years ago on the cross
If we choose to say "no" we're the ones suffering loss
But if we say "yes" to being with Him, 
he'll keep us forever and save us from sin

It's simple, not easy to give up our pride
and choose to be humble and trust that he died
For every dear child he made from the start. 
God doesn't need money, he just wants your heart

He's light in this darkness, the answer to fear. 
He's willing and waiting for all who will hear
Today can be Christmas with peace all the time, 
if only we'll trust him and our ways decline

Yes, it's that simple.


2 thoughts on “It’s That Simple – Part 5

  1. As a short story writer, reading this fiction blog post filled me with emotion as it reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas and the love that our Father in heaven has for us. It made me think about how I can keep the spirit of Christmas alive in my own life, not just during the holiday season, but all year round. The message of hope and redemption is so powerful and important, and it’s a reminder to always turn to Jesus for guidance and love.

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    1. This is one of the sweetest and most appreciated comments I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for reading and letting me know how my post touched you! I pray for all God’s best for you in this new year!

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