Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
No Christmas lights, red or blue
or yellow or green, or golden hue,
can tell me all that the Father meant
when His dear Son to Earth was sent.
No cherished gifts or candied sweets,
though they are good and a welcome treat,
can show me Christ in the sacred stall
or Christ the Savior giving His all.
No cards of greeting or wishing well
can quiet my fears of the depths of hell,
nor hide from God my sin and shame
nor free my soul or clear my name.
But in all the Christmas glory I see,
like a gift so dear on the Christmas tree,
the gift of love from the One on high,
Who cared enough for me to die.
The music I hear at Christmas time
is sweeter now, each note, each chime,
and the Christmas caroling has more cheer
since I found the love of the Savior so dear.
None other than Christ could bring the thrill
that cheers my heart as I do His will.
None other could come and my debts all pay
than the Christ Who came on Christmas Day!
Years ago, we recited this poem during a Christmas program at church. I have searched for the author, but I have come up empty-handed. I would love to give credit, so if anyone recognizes the poem and knows the poet, please comment. I have quoted it from memory, so I hope that it is completely correct.
This poem remains a favorite of mine for the Christmas season. It captures the beauty and meaning of Christmas, and it never fails to speak to my heart. I hope it does the same for you.