Christmas Is A Family Time
Christmas is a family time
As it was so long ago,
With Joseph, Mary, and the Baby,
In the stable, as we all know.
They weren’t missing anything
With the Gift right in their sight,
With the angels up in the sky
That very holy night.
The warmth and love that family shared
As shepherds came right away,
To see what had been told them
That first Christmas day.
The family looked in wonder up at the star
Not placed on any tree,
But placed by God up in the air
For them, for you, for me.
And some years later, like ornaments,
The wise men came to give,
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
To help the family live.
Joseph, Mary, and the Baby,
All had their special part,
As Mary thought, and thought,
And treasured all these things in her heart.
So Christmas is a family time
As it was, long ago, that year,
And now we gather once again
For gift giving, love, and good cheer.
— Charles B. Mayes
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Christmas is a time for families to get together. This might be with our relatives and/or Church family.
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