Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ready for Christmas




"Ready for Christmas," she said with a sigh,

As she gave a last touch to the gifts piled high.


Then wearily sat for a moment to read,

Until soon, very soon, she was nodding her head.


Then quietly spoke a voice in her dream,

"Ready for Christmas, what do you mean?


Ready for Christmas when only last week

You wouldn't acknowledge your friend on the street?


Ready for Christmas while holding a grudge?

Perhaps you'd better let God be the judge.


"She woke with a start and a cry of despair,"

There's so little time and I've still to prepare.Oh Father!


Forgive me, I see what you mean!

To be ready means more than a house swept clean.


Yes, more than the giving of gifts and a tree.

It's the heart swept clean that He wanted to see,


A heart that is free from bitterness and sin.

So to be ready for Christmas - be ready for Him."


Myrtle Haynes

2 comments:

Casii said...

Perfect reminder for what has become chaos during December. Thank you for sharing Jana!

Kristen said...

This is beautiful... I am glad you posted it. Thank you! :)

Merry Christmas and God's blessings for a wonderful New Year!