Christmas Is NOT About Santa Claus
At Christmas time there was a man
who looked so out of place,
As people rushed about him
at a hurried sort of pace.

He stared at all the Christmas lights,
the tinsel everywhere.
The shopping center, Santa Claus
with children gathered near.

The mall was packed with shoppers
who were going to and fro.
Some with smiles, some with frowns
and some too tired to go.

They rested on benches
or they hurried on their way.
To fight the crowds for purchases
to carry home that day!

The music from the stereo
was playing loud and clear,
Of Santa Claus and snowmen
and funny nosed reindeer.

He heard the people talk about
the good times on the way.
Of parties, fun and food galore
and gift exchange that day!

"I'd like to know what's going on"
the man was heard to say.
"There seems to be some sort
of celebration on the way"

"And would you tell me who this is
all dressed in read and white,
And why are children asking "him"
about a special night"?

The answer came in disbelief
"I can't believe my ears,
I can't believe you do not know
that Christmas time is here"!

"The time when Santa comes around
with gifts for girls and boys.
When they are asleep on Christmas Eve,
he leaves them books and toys.

The man you see in red and white
is Santa Claus so sly.
The children love his joyful laugh
and that twinkle in his eye!

His gifts packed sleigh is pulled along
by very small reindeer.
As he flies quickly through the air,
while darting here and there!

The children learn of Santa Claus
while they are still quite small.
When Christmas comes "he" is the most
"important" one of all"!

The stranger hung His head in shame!
He closed a nail pierced hand,
His body shook in disbelief.
He did not understand.

A shadow crossed His stricken face,
His voice was low but clear.
"After all these years they still don't know"
and JESUS shed a tear!

~ Author Unknown ~
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