‘Twas eleven days before Christmas, just about 9:38
When twenty beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air–
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy they didn’t know what to say…
They remembered nothing of what had brought them here today;
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse–
“This is heaven,” declared a small boy. “We’re having Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their Savior, and the children ran to gather near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same,
Then He opened His arms as He called them all by name.
In that moment was such joy that only Jesus can bring,
And the children all flew into the arms of their King.
As they lingered there in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked into Jesus’ perfect face.
He must have known already the important question she had,
As He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of Mom and Dad.”
Then He looked down on Earth, that world so far below;
He knew all about its depth of hurt and sorrow and woe.
He closed His eyes as He outstretched His hand:
“Let My power and presence re-enter that land!
May your country be delivered from the hands of fools–
I want to take back your nation, and reclaim your schools!”
Then He and the children arose with scarcely a sound
As He said “Come now, My children, and let Me show you around.”
Excitement quickly filled the space as some skipped and some ran,
All displaying the exuberance that only small children can.
And they heard Him proclaim as they walked out of sight,
“In the midst of that world’s darkness, I am always its TRUE LIGHT.”
[With our heartfelt thanks to Cameo Smith of Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania]
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis