Thursday, December 14, 2006

Who are You Worshipping?

That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.
John 5:23

Angels bring the glad tiding

What's all this hectic rush and worry?
Where go these crowds who run and hurry?
Why all the lights... the Christmas trees?
The jolly "fat man", tell me please!

Why?... don't you know this is the day
for parties, for fun and play;
Why?... this is Christmas!
So this is Christmas, do you say?

But where is Christ this Christmas day?
Has He been lost among the throng?
His voice drowned out by empty song?
No... He's not here -- you'll find Him where
some humble soul now kneels in prayer,
who knows the Christ of Christmas.

But see the many aimless thousands
who gather on this Christmas Day,
whose hearts have never yet been opened,
or said to Him, "Come in to stay."

In countless homes candles are burning.
In countless hearts expectant yearning
ror gifts and presents, food and fun,
and laughter till the day is done.

But not a tear of grief or sorrow
for Him so poor He had to borrow
a crib, a colt, a boat, a bed
where He could lay His weary head.

I'm tired of all this empty celebration,
of feasting, drinking, recreation.
I'll go instead to Calvary,
and there I'll kneel with those who know
the meaning of that manger low,
and find the Christ... this Christmas.

I leap by faith across the years
to that great day when He appears
the second time, to rule and reign,
to end all sorrow, death and pain.
In endless bliss we then shall dwell
With Him who saved our souls from hell.

Worship Christ... not Christmas!

Author Unknown

Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2

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