A Christmas Lesson

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Spirituality | Read Time: 1 minute, 22 seconds

"Is there a purpose? Why are we here?"

A little boy asked as the yuletide drew near.

"I really do hope that someday I will know

the reason we stand out here in the snow,

ringing this bell as people walk by,

while thousands of snowflakes

descend from the sky."

The mother just smiled at her shivering son

who would rather be playing and having some

but soon would discover before evening was

the meaning of Christmas

the very first one.

The young boy exclaimed, "Mother where does
it go?"

"All the pennies we collect - every year in the

"Why do we do it? Why do we care?"
"We worked for these pennies,
so why should we share?"

"Because once a baby - so meek and so mild

was born in a manger - so humble the child

the son of a King - was born in this way

to give us the message

He carried that day.

"The present God gave the world on that night,

was the gift of his son to make everything right.

Why did he do it? Why did he care?
To teach about loving

and how we should share."

"The meaning of Christmas, you see my dear

is not about presents or just having fun
but the gift of a father - his own precious Son

so the world would be saved

when his work was all done"

Now the little boy smiled - with a tear in his eye

as snowflakes kept falling from out of the sky -

rang louder the bell as the people walked by
while down deep in his heart
at last he knew why.

Tom Krause