Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Space in December

Your world may be full of colors and sounds,
a mingled mass of light...

Your rooms overstuffed with decorations enough
to dazzle, to daze, to intimidate night.

Yet your soul shivers empty alone at the sound of your laughter, intense and contrived,
as you stifle the meaning of this Christmas day.

While a humble room a world away
sits dark and cold, yet strangely full--
A manger, a baby, God's love for His world,
has brought peace to those who remember.


oldegg said...

Sadly Christmas has been hijacked with commercialism. Luckily giving our love has always been free to give and so welcome to be received as well.

Belva Rae Staples said...

Thanks for sharing this poem. Without the peace of God, all the glitter of the season is meaningless. He extended peace to us through a crude manger devoid of dazzle, if only we are willing to grab hold of it.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Food for thought, certainly.

Denise Moncrief said...

Lovely post, Lilibeth! Thanks for the gentle reminder about the meaning of the season. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

aftergrace said...


Anonymous said...

peace is the message

Dawn said...

I love this.