Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jesus' Birthday (Observed)

What do you get
for the guy who has
All the time.
Back in the day
they brought him
gold, frankincense,
and myrrh.
They brought it all
to a barn
for God's sake.
As the years passed,
the celebrations
became more intimate.
Until that changed
and they moved the date.
your birthday
became a big deal
not just for you
but for everyone.
We rush about
shopping for everyone else
but don't forget
the Prince of Peace.
It's not too late.
Make room in your heart
for that child who started
all the calendars over.
Make room in your life
for the light
and the love.
Happy birthday
to you.

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