The Priceless Gift of Christmas

Now Christmas is a season for joy and merrymaking,
A time for gifts and presents, for giving and for taking.
A festive, friendly happy time when everyone is gay----
But have we ever really felt the greatness of the day?

For through the centuries the world has wandered far away
From the beauty and the meaning of the Holy Christmas Day....
For Christmas is a heavenly gift that only God can give,
Itís ours just for the asking, for as long as we live....

It canít be bought or bartered, it canít be won or sold
It doesnít cost a penny and itís worth far more than gold.
It isnít bright and gleaming for eager eyes to see,
It canít be wrapped in tinsel or placed beneath a tree....

It isnít soft and shimmering for reaching hands to touch,
Or some expensive luxury youíve wanted very much....
For the priceless Gift of Christmas isnít meant just for the heart
As we receive it only when we become a part.

Of the kingdom and the glory which is ours to freely take,
For God sent the Holy Christ Child at Christmas for our sake,
So man might come to know HIM and feel HIS PRESENCE near
And see the many miracles performed while HE was here...

And this priceless Gift of Christmas is within the reach of all,
The rich, the poor, the young and old, the greatest and the small....
So take His Priceless Gift of Love,, reach out and you receive
And the only payment that God asks is just that you believe!

Helen Steiner Rice

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