Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Spirit

I enter the home of poverty & cause pale-faced children to open wide their eyes in wonder.

I cause the aged to remember their youth... & to laugh

I cause eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind hearts amazed at the goodness of the world

I cause the prodigal to pause & send, to an anxious family, some little token of love

I enter dark prison cells, causing scarred manhood to remember what might have been & pointing to better days ahead

I enter the homes of pain, & there, lips that are too weak to speak simply tremble in silence, eloquent gratitude

In a thousand ways, I cause this weary old world to look up into the face of God, & for a few moments, forget everything that is small & wretched.

You see, I am the Christmas Spirit
-Author Unknown

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirt in jars & open a jar of it every month.
 -Harlan Miller


  1. Powerful post. Love Harlan Miller's thought too..

    Have a great Christmas..

  2. Beautiful-

    Aw, thanks for your sweet comment! I have missed blogging and my bloggy friends..

    Merry Christmas Eve!

  3. Beautiful portrait of the Christmas spirit.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Rebecca!

  4. Oh I love this!

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas! :)

  5. Merry Christmas RJ!! So glad you got to see that sweet little one today, even if it was over the internet! I'm sure he felt your love :) xoxo!


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