Monday, December 19, 2005

The True Meaning of Christmas

Before we left mum-in-law's home on Saturday, she asked if we had a nativity scene at our home. I told her that we planned to buy one this year but have yet done so.

She then led me to the space under the stairs and handed me a huge bag of very well-presevered family heirloom: The Nativity Scene. The stable constructed by hubby's father and the figurines bought overseas many moons ago.

We feel most honored to have the Nativity Scene on loan for the next 2 years while mum-in-law is away on her adventures.

The first thing when we got home was put the Nativity Scene on our coffee table. Hubby went to the garden and gathered wood chips to give it a more authentic feel inside the stable. He then spent the rest of the afternoon putting it altogether. It brought back many beautiful Christmas (childhood) memories for him.

The True Meaning of Christmas
In today's day and time,
it's easy to lose sight,
of the true meaning of Christmas,
and one special night.
When we go shopping,
we say "how much will it cost?"
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
somehow becomes lost.
Amidst the tinsel, glitter
and ribbons of gold,
we forget about the child,
born on a night so cold.
The children look for Santa,
in his big, red sleigh
Never thinking about the baby,
whose bed is made of hay.
In reality when we look into the night sky,
we don't see a sleigh
but a star burning bright and high.
A faithful reminder,
of that night so long ago
And of the child we call Jesus,
whose love, the world would know.

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