This is my Christmas gift to you... A tiny reminder of WHY we celebrate this wonderful holiday. We are free to celebrate thanks to two different sources: Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and our beloved American Soldier.
May you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!
Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the base,
Soldiers were last minute shopping,
Running all over the place.
It has been a crazy year,
Full of missions and drills,
But serving in the military,
Had made them very fulfilled.
The soldiers had learned,
That military service involves giving,
Boots on the ground charging enemy lines,
Was one way to make a living.
Some of them were traveling,
Going home to see the family or friends,
Others were sitting in a desert,
Only thoughts of home to bring grins.
Their faithful wives and their kids,
At home in beds did they lay,
Whether together or separated by duty,
Prayers of love they did pray.
Christmas morning arrived,
The military family gathered by the tree,
But before opening presents,
They prayed for the reason they are free.
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor." Luke 4:18-19
On a starry night long ago,
A baby in a manger did lay,
Sent as the son of God,
For our sins he would pay.
God sent us a piece,
A tiny portion of his heart,
In his Son Jesus Christ,
So from Him we wouldn't part.
Our soldiers and our Lord,
Stand to sacrifice and give,
Willing to die for our freedom,
So a life of love we might live.
As we approach another Christmas,
Remember it's not about the gifts or the food,
Nor the games, shopping or decor,
But rather a thankful attitude.
For only two have ever offered,
To die for you and me,
Jesus Christ and the American Soldier,
One saved our soul and both made us free.
Praise the Lord for both freedoms,
That we can live in His light,
Merry Christmas to all,
And to all... a good night.