Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Christmas Poem

I received the following poem via e-mail from a precious sister in the Lord. I wanted to share it with you as I feel particularly sentimental during the Christmas season, and poems are some of my favorite things to read. Unfortunately, I don't know the author of this poem but here it is:

His Name Is at the Top

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I had the nicest Christmas list,
The longest one in town,
Till Daddy looked at it and said,
“You’ll have to cut it down.”
I knew that what he said was true
Beyond the faintest doubt,
But was amazed to hear him say,
“You’ve left your best Friend out.”
And so I scanned my list again, and said,
“Oh, that’s not true.”
But Daddy said, “His name’s not there, that Friend who died for you.”
And then I clearly understood, ‘twas Jesus that he meant;
For Him who should come first of all I hadn’t planned a cent!
I’d made a Christmas birthday list, and left the Savior out!
But, oh, it didn’t take me long to change that list about.
And though I’ve had to drop some names of folks I like a lot,
My Lord must have the most because His name is at the top!

10 comments:

Sharon said...

That was so wonderful, I love it!!
Thank you for sharing such a great christmas poem, and it's sad but true, people forget he is the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas my friend
Blessings for a great new Year
Sharon

Spring Fricks said...

Oh, I love that! That's a good one. I have a question for you. Do you have any tips on getting your kids involved in the true meaning of Christmas? (You are good at these things so I thought I'd ask) We are doing an advent calendar this year and that is working great. The kids know the Christmas story but I'm not sure it's real yet. I keep asking Nathan if we can make Jesus a birthday cake for Christmas and he says "no, he's not here to eat it."

Oh, the mind of a child. LOL

Chatty Kelly said...

I just loved that poem, and it is so true. My pastor once said that he makes sure that whatever is the most expensive gift he buys, he gives at least that much to the church, for Jesus Christmas present.

Merry Christmas.

The Patterson 5 said...

May we all keep Jesus top on our list at Christmas and always! Thanks for this fun poem that reminds us to keep our celebrating in perspective!

Nana 2 four said...

OH, yes! Let's always keep our precious Lord at the top of our list. Thanks for sharing this.

Greg C said...

Great poem. I am going to not only give Him some presents this year but I have plans to give two unsuspecting people a present out of the blue. I love giving surprise gifts.

Happy To Be said...

AMEN!! to that...just beautiful girl...thanks for sharing...hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

On Purpose said...

Thank you for this encouragement to keep things in the right order!

LisaShaw said...

Sonya, how sweet. Thank you for sharing this with us and Merry Christmas!

momstheword said...

I hadn't heard this one before. Thank you for sharing!