The Day After Christmas
The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.” Luke 2:20o God.” 2 Corinthians 9:12
Well, my favorite month is here, and I’m assuming that in typical fashion it will be over at an incredibly rapid rate. In preparation for the crazy zone that is the holiday season, I offer this little poem as a point of contemplation. I wrote this a few years back as I was pondering the disappointment of unrealized expectations, something that the advent season cannot meet, nor was it ever designed to do so…at least not by its creator. Hopefully reflection will prompt you to lay out the following 31 days in a different way!
Twas the day after Christmas and all through our home,
The excitement had faded, no bright faces were shone.
Packages and presents that once brought great glee,
Were now eerily absent from under the tree.
A month or more waiting with passion and fun,
So quickly had faded like frost by the sun.
The carols and shopping which consumed so much time,
Are all but a memory, a thought quite sublime.
Plastic wise guys and shepherds and angels of glory,
Did visually remind us of God’s awesome story.
Seem so out of place on the dining room table,
Along with the figures who fill up the stable.
Promises made that this year it would differ,
“Slow down…not so fast…give your schedule a breather.”
But sadly to say, the pace was the same,
When all’s said and done, we’ve ourselves but to blame.
So this day after Christmas I sit and I ponder,
How to increasingly live by the strength of His wonder;
Listening intently and following His bid,
Careful in journey to walk as He did!
Blessings on the Journey,