Acts 20:34-35– ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shown you these things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive (KJ).
While we bustle cheerily, wildly to and fro,
Let’s remember Christ and ponder where our time will go.
Will it be gargantuan with thousands down the drain?
Or will it be satisfactory from spending to refrain?
Will it be exhausting with jaded, tired folk?
Will it be with words that shepherds, angels spoke?
Will it be to over-feed with 20 tons left nigh?
Or will it be just enough for those who may pass by?
Have we considered those without enough to eat?
Or are we planning only to give the blessed a treat?
Will it be celebration with constant parties? Games?
Or reading Christmas story with all those Bible names?
Like Bethlehem and Jesus and angels up on high?
Shepherds, wise men, Joseph, in stable standing by?
Herod and his evil ways, Elizabeth, her son, John,
Zachariah questioning, finding voice all gone?
May we each realize as Christmas time draws nigh,
Christ is the only true necessity for either you or I.
Prayer: Father God, guide our walk through the jungle of non-necessities. In Jesus’ name. Amen.