Saturday afternoon Santa visited at the Christopher/Kohl's fire hall. Santa arrived by fire truck with sirens, and cheering from a crowd of little ones. Everyone sat on his lap and told him what they wanted for Christmas. Each child was given a stocking full of gifts. The little ones decorated food boxes that were distributed that evening. Thanks to Keith Tharp for being a good listener.
Thanks to Kathy Kirkland who sent me this and I thought I would share it with you:
"Twas' the night Jesus came and all through the house, not a person was praying, not one in the house. The Bible was left on the shelf without care, for no one thought Jesus would come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed, not once ever kneeling or bowing their head, and mom in the rocking chair with babe in her lap, was watching the late show as I took a nap. When out of the east there rose such a clatter, I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and lifted the sash. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. The light from His face made me cover my head. Was Jesus returning just like He'd said? And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in His hand, was written the names of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name, when He said, ‘It's not here' my head hung in shame. The people whose names had been written with love, He gathered to take to the Father above. With those who were ready He rose without sound, while all the others were left standing around. I fell to my knees, but it was too late, I'd waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight, Oh, if only I knew that this was the night. In the words of this poem the meaning is clear, the coming of Jesus is now drawing near. There's only one life and when comes last call, we'll find out the Bible was true after all.
"Jesus is the reason for the Season."
Christmas is soon, so I said a prayer for all my readers.
I said a prayer for you today and I know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart although He spoke no word. I didn't ask for wealth or fame (I knew you wouldn't mind) I asked to send treasures of a far more lasting kind. I asked that He'd be near you at the start of each new day to grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small, but it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all.
Wishing each and everyone one of you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.