Sunday, December 4, 2016

Preparations



We're heading into the Christmas season.

Everyone's busy

running here and there,

scurrying around like some kind of rodent.

They're all shopping for gifts to go under the tree,

and putting up Christmas trees,

or decorating houses.

They're having parties,

and baking all kinds of goodies.

Everyone, young and old,

man and woman are preparing for one special day.

Christmas.

part of the fun of Christmas

are the preparations that we make.

Yet, there is the danger of losing sight of Christmas among all the trappings.

We can get so busy with all the things leading up to Christmas

that Christmas is no longer joyous and fun,

filled with love.

In fact, to be honest, it can be

one of the most stressful,

irritating, depressing times.

My daughter is coming to visit.

I am making preparations!

Why?

because I LOVE her.

I want to be sure everything is perfect.

I want the house clean,

and everything ready for her to come.

Friends, let's put as much time and effort

into preparing our hearts

for the coming of the baby

born in a manger born to be our savior

as we do the rest of the preparations that we are making

for Christmas.   Then we will be ready for the Savior to come.

Christmas Is All in the Heart


In a one bedroom apartment 
On the humble side of town
There stands a little Christmas tree
Looks a lot like Charlie Brown's 
And underneath there's one little gift for him
And one little gift for her

After six months on the new job
They're still barely getting by
So in the way of decorations
There's nothing there to catch your eye
But both of them 
Would be the first to say
We're together
We're gonna have the merriest Christmas
Anyway

'Cause Christmas is all in the heart
That's where the feeling starts
And like a fire inside
It touches every heart
And even if no white snow falls
That's all right because
The joy can still be found
Wherever you are
'Cause Christmas is all 
It's all in the heart

Two little blonde haired boys with big dreams
Tried to sleep but sleep wouldn't come
We'd be tearing into presents
Long before the break of dawn
With Mom and Dad and cameras making sure
We'd never forget that day

Now I'm the one who's taking pictures
In the middle of the night
Of my own blonde headed dreamers 
That just can't wait until daylight
And in my sleepy eyes 
The spark still glows
Well I guess there's just some things
A kid never outgrows

'Cause Christmas is all in the heart
That's where the feeling starts 
And like a fire inside
It touches every part
Christmas is all in the heart
And even if no white snow falls
That's okay because
The joy can still be found
Wherever you are
'Cause Christmas is all
It's all in the heart

No, it's not in the snow
That may or may not fall
And it's not in the gifts
Around the tree
It's in the love heaven gave
The night our Savior came
And that same love 
Can still be found where ever you are
'Cause Christmas is all in the heart
It's all in the heart