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Dec. 25 Devotion: It’s Not all about Santa 

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. I ran across this following poem the other day. Enjoy your day with family and friends. However, make it a point to remind those you are around today what this day is really about. He came and gave us the most wonderful gift we could ever receive.

My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place,

I only bring toys and things;you bring love and grace.

People give me lists of hope and wishes and hope they come true;

But you hear prayers from the heart and promise your will to do.

Children try to be good and not to cry when I am coming to town;

But you love them unconditionally with a love that abounds.

I leave only toys and temporary joy for a season;

But you leave a heart of love full of purpose and reasons.

I have a lot of believers and what one may call fame;But I’ve never healed the blind or tried to help the lame. I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;But no nail scarred hands or a promise of the hereafter.

You may find several of me in town or at the mall; but there’s only one omnipotent you, to answer a sinners call.

And so my precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray, to worship and adore you, on this your Holy birthday.

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