Christmas Season

Another Christmas Season is here

There is something contagious in the air

Anticipation, excitement, preparation

Makes you want to decorate your house inside and out with lights and color

Get out the flour and start baking cookies

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside

Some of the lights and decorations, however, start having another effect on me

Makes me nervous, like maybe these people are out of control!

The goal seems to be put out as many lights as possible on every eave and tree, along with Santa, reindeer, snowmen and candy canes

You have to understand

I haven’t lived in this country for several years

I notice differences, changes, and extremes

They aren’t subtle for me

How deep are those warm fuzzies anyways?

Do they last?

I don’t think there were a lot of warm fuzzies on that first bleak Christmas in the stinky stable

Animals don’t smell like cinnamon and spice

So what are we really looking for?

Faith, hope and love run deep and stick to the ribs, lasting long past the season

But, they cost much more than lights and tinsel

They are worth the price

That manger baby thought so when he later gave his life for them

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Season

  1. Analia

    So beautiful and SO TRUE! …makes me wonder how was the real deal once on a manger with Emmanuel!
    I enjoyed reading your poems so much! I can relate to your feelings… maybe its all new and too bright…thinking of others in the other side of the world where I once lived, that to have lights and electricity is just a miracle! Sometimes I want to wear my sunglasses when I am passing by some houses…

  2. Thanks Analia! We have so much here compared to many places in the world we have been and seen.

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