Today’s song makes me shiver and shed a few tears every single time I hear it. So I have to post 2 versions of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful“. One for contemporary folks by Casting Crowns. Nat King Cole‘s version for the more tradition oriented. I enjoyed listening to both so I had to do them both. I also want to share a Christmas poem I wrote and I hope you enjoy it. Sit in front of a fire and ponder on how much you are loved today. If you happen to find yourself alone, let me remind you, none of us are really ever alone because there is One who promised never to leave us or forsake us.
Christmas presents all wrapped in bright festive colors;
awating their big day,
holding secrets and they can’t wait.
Fashionably attired in dazzling bows and ribbons that sparkle and glitter.
The days dwindle,anticipation mounts.
The boxes under the tree; pregnant with good news,
they alone know the treaures they hold.
LIVE each day as a Christmas gift!
You never know when your time comes.
Wake up every morning, face your day
with the same child like joy
of a kid on Christmas morn’.
Stop looking back on your past gifts,
you’ve been there, done that.
Time to move on…live today in the present…
it truly is your one and only present.
The gifts of the future remain under the tree of life,
to be opened at a later date;
tomorrrow’s presents bring hope for today.
So wise up and get to steppin’!
Don’t live your now fretting over your past because it’s been opened;
nor about your future because you’ve yet to unwrap it.
Live this very day: Go! Tear up the paper, don’t save the bow,
it’s what’s inside that matters,
that’s what’s yours to hold.
Eva Santiago Copyright 2010