Poetic Truth

Said old fellow Tom, on a bright Christmas day, “If you want a fine time, give something away.”

So he sent a turkey to neighbor Mr. Price and Mr. Price thought, “What a big bird; how nice!”

And since I have this fine dinner ahead, he thought “I’ll give Mrs Lenard the chicken I bought.”

And then Mrs. Lenard, delighted I’m sure, passed Mrs. Biddle a ham with fresh cure.

And dear Mrs. Biddle decided indeed, to make a fresh cake for some children in need.

So brightened by love, they carried a slice to a very ill boy who had nothing nice.

And little sick fellow, saved all of the bits; shared them with sparrow who on his window sits.

Said little sick fellow, that bright Christmas day, “If you want a fine time, give something away.”

Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38, NIV)

Prayer- Father God, may we give as you give, generously. Amen.

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