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.