This is the last of the “official” Christmas Poems I wrote and sent out as Christmas Cards to friends and family. I give credit to Vicki, my wife, who inspired this message. This message was good in 2005 and is still good today 12 years later, and I suspect it will still be true many years into the future.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ll be having surgery on my elbows on Thursday, December 21. It will be at least a couple weeks before I’ll be able to work on the computer, so not only will I not be posting and blogging, I’ll probably not be reading anyone else’s stuff.
With that said, I’ll part with this message: (Even if you’re not Christian…) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and an Awesome New Year. This message comes from my heart and soul, and breaks through any barriers we have between us, be they of faith, politics, geography, or anything else. We are all God’s children, and we can all benefit from the message, despite our differences.
We Are Not Ashamed
© W. Scott and Vicki R. Grant
These are difficult times we live in
Pressures and worries around the globe and at home
But there is a glimmer of hope
A ray of sunlight in a cloudy sky
While zealous lawyers and activist judges
Make our celebration empty on the outside
Our hearts are still true to the meaning
Of Christmas and the birth of our Savior
We are not ashamed of our faith in Jesus
Our lives our given to Him, we are His servants
We know that He loves us, we trust Him implicitly
His influence is evident in our lives
This Christmas, reflect on His message
He came to live among us, God among men
And died the most horrible death imaginable
He bought our freedom from the prison of Hell
Don’t let the lights, the presents, or the evening news
Distract from the awesome truth of Jesus
Don’t be ashamed to know Him, as we know Him
And proclaim your faith for all to hear
Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.