What is Christmas all about?

Is it just about a decorated tree,
or glitter of wrapped gifts for you and me?
Can it really be about those invitations
to celebrate with feasting and libations?

What truly honors Jesus’ humble birth,
the advent of the Christ-power here on earth,
fulfillment of the Scriptures’ prophecy? It is our love
of truth, the holy light from God above

It is God’s angel thoughts to which we bow,
Immanuel which touches our hearts now
and frees us from each finite, worldly notion—
distractions from God-centered, pure devotion.

Let’s feel Christ’s gentle presence, prayer by prayer,
the healing power that comforts every care.
This is the priceless gift we give each other—
family, good friend, neighbor, or another.

Our gratitude for Christ must be the reason
we celebrate this very blessed season.
Our quiet consecration shows the way,
the way to honor Christmas every day.

Robert Tokheim

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Comfort From The Psalms
God’s voice brings joy and assurance
December 12, 2016

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.