A Christmas Poem by Sarah Bubar
Christmas is a season of utter chaos…
Lights to hang!
Trees to trim!
Presents to buy!
Budgets to balance!
We stand in lines a mile long to buy
gadgets we never need
sate a greedy hunger of
We stretch our wallets paper thin
ignoring the debts we’re already in
banishing the fear that we’re not keeping up
with those around us.
We attend our churches all the while thinking of our
checklist and tasks
Uncle Harry and Rebecca…
Karl and Mom…
And don’t forget that iPad to get Amy!
But here’s a startling question only few can ponder
Without shudders of fear invading the silence:
What if there was NO Christmas?
There would be no…
Garland to string!
Parades to watch!
Stockings to stuff!
Gifts to wrap!
Stores wouldn’t have blowouts and malls
wouldn’t be packed.
Our finances would remain constant and
our emotions intact.
Sounds like a good idea…
But think of it further…
No Christmas would mean
If there was no Christmas, we would then see…
There wouldn’t be…
A Messiah come down!
Perfection lived out!
A Savior sacrificed!
A Redeemer raised to life!
Dust would never mingle
God would never have sent His Son
to die for me.
My soul would be
And freedom would never be
Yes, life would surely be bleak indeed
If this season faded from our view
If I focused on what it’s become
…Instead of what I knew
I’m so glad there is Christmas!
For now I can breathe again
My Jesus born as a baby
Bringing Joy to the world
and to me.
Christmas is a season of inner peace.
Because of Christmas, there is…
Rationale to the Giving!
Grounds for the décor!
Cause to the celebration!
Rejoicing in the mayhem!
There is a greater story in play
A story grander than my
Holiday wish list
Guest rooms housing my family
Tree twinkling in my living room
The season is now centered
not on a jolly ole elf
not on my budget and bills
not on the spread I prepare for dinner
…on the One true figure of Christmas