25 Days of Christmas – Day 18

One week until Christmas day!  Wow, it’s so hard believe it really has come around again, so quickly!

The past couple of weeks we have been faced with a few people with a lot less than Christmas spirit.  It’s so easy to let the words “Scrooge” or “Grinch” slip through our lips, but if we take a moment to put ourselves in their shoes, we might find a reason.

Emmanuel, God with Us – Point of Grace

She lit a candle in a downtown cathedral
Quietly confessing, counting all her blessings
She looked as if she had nowhere to go
I could see her weeping
Hands together hoping you would hear…

This is the time of year
We hold our families near
But God let us be a friend to the hurting

Oh Emmanuel, God with us
Spirit revealed in us
That we may be your hope to the world
Oh Emmanuel, God with us
With a light to break the darkness
That we may show your hope to the world
Emmanuel, God with us

I moved in closer just so I could see her face
Maybe she was a mother
Someone’s only daughter
Her silver hair shimmered like the snow
Christmas bells were ringing
Now beside her kneeling I asked her name

(And she said)
This was the time of year
I had my family near
But they’ve all gone and I have been so lonely

Oh Emmanuel, God with us
Spirit revealed in us
That we may be your hope to the world
Oh Emmanuel, God with us
With a light to break the darkness
That we may show your hope to the world
Emmanuel, God with us

So with my family that Christmas day
A girl of sixty years would laugh and play
And as we watched her dance our eyes were full of tears…

Be blessed!

-De

We can only guess Glorfy was looking for candy.

 

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