24 December 2005

My Grown Up Christmas Wish

It's impossible to sing, 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..' this season. Not after what we've seen in the mountains. Not when sheets of ice threaten to engulf helpless children in the mountains of Kashmir. It's hard to celebrate. 'Tis the season to be jolly has the emptiest ring about it. And there is no way I'm going to be decking the halls with boughs of holly.

Yet I know that the men, women and children I've seen and touched are the very reason for Christmas. And in a mysterious way I've had a glimpse of what the real spirit of Christmas should mean - of Jesus leaving His glory to walk among the broken, the poor, the downtrodden, and the sick.

Christmas will never be the same for me again.

And so when I hear a beautiful song like this (recently repopularised by Michael Buble and Kelly Clarkson):

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas List
Not for myself
But for a world in need
No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up Christmas List

I say a quiet Amen, come Lord Jesus. Come again and be born in our lives, our world. A world that knows you not. Come, Lord Jesus.


Davin said...

Amen Brother! Good to have u back. Wishing u a blessed Christmas n a peaceful New Year.

Yan said...

Thanks for sharing. What really counts is this same Jesus be born in our hearts, in everyone's hearts.

God Bless you.