What if this year at Christmastime
We concentrated less
On the parties and the shopping,
That bring headaches, strain, and stress?
What if this year we'd cut back
On our lights and decorations,
And spend more of our energy
On faithful celebrations?
What if we took some time this year
To travel back in thought,
To a holy night in Bethlehem,
And the peace our Savior brought?
What if we listen carefully
For the angels' song at night,
And contemplate the shining star,
That gave the world new light?
And what if we all followed
The path the wise men trod?
Perhaps we would start to understand
What Christmas means to God.