Christmas Eve: What Will Jesus Be Doing?
I wonder what our Saviour will be doing Christmas Eve.
Will he be pleased with what He sees or do you think He’ll grieve?
Will Jesus’ name be written on some presents ‘neath the tree
Or will he be forgotten, an unwelcome absentee?
Will candles grace His birthday cake for this, our Saviour’s birth?
Will we sing “Happy Birthday” and include him in our mirth?
Will cookies be set out for Him while we show our applause?
Or will the note beside the plate say they’re for Santa Claus?
What Will Jesus Be Doing Christmas Eve?
I wonder if our Saviour looks around for families
Who read the story of His birth then fall down on their knees
To thank the dear Lord Jesus for that night so long ago
When He was born in Bethlehem and caused that star to glow.
He loves to see us happy with our decorated trees
And loves to see us giving gifts to those we want to please.
But at this Christmas season when we give and we receive,
Remember, without Jesus there would be no Christmas Eve.
8 That night in the fields near Bethlehem some shepherds were guarding their sheep. 9 All at once an angel came down to them from the Lord, and the brightness of the Lord’s glory flashed around them. The shepherds were frightened. 10 But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, which will make everyone happy. 11 This very day in King David’s hometown a Savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. 12 You will know who he is, because you will find him dressed in baby clothes and lying on a bed of hay.”
13 Suddenly many other angels came down from heaven and joined in praising God. They said:
“Praise God in heaven!
Peace on earth to everyone
who pleases God.”
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Originally posted on Christian Article Bank on September 1, 2015