Miraculous is quite a word
It does inspire the views of miracles
And a miracle is coming up to us
Creaping, seeping and incideous
It is the one that says spend your money.
“Give every one you know
A gift, then food and now your time
It’s Christmas and the season for parties, gifts and busy.”
It started out just sharing food
A time for family to come together
To celebrate the birth of Jesus
This miraculous child of Mary
And now it’s grown so much more
To be a celebration of giving
The growth is to such a point
That I often wonder if
Many of us who celebrate
Actually know the reason.
I know a family of many kids
And Christmas time is costly
The parents are amazingly clever
And in their stockings did go
The sorts of foods that we do love
And many of us eat daily
But these foods were just too
Expensive for a family of eleven.
So once a year each child did get
Something they did not have to share
But nothing else, the sock was empty
No big gifts were afforded.
So just how special was this day for them
In a family where sharing was so normal
To have one thing, just once a year
Where to the owner it was quite exceptional
A tasty morsal, devine and heavenly and no spliting with the siblings
In this season where we often forget
And are ruled by the mighty dollar
Perhaps we need to stop and say
It’s not the gifts but the giving
And if we could do that across the world
Another Christmas miracle woud be in the making.