Gift giving, feast fixing,

Decorating the tree!

See the program, sing the carols.

Celebrate with glee.


Yet people leave the reason

for the season far behind.

A day of joy, not just toys,

enters no one’s mind.


First gift given, sent from heaven

to bring true hope to men,

forgotten in the rush of fun;

they miss the great amen


of love and joy of hope in store

for those who understand

what Christmas means—heaven’s scene—

forgiveness is God’s plan.