“For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
To earth He came so long ago
To show the Father’s love;
He came to redeem us from the ravages of sin
By making us fit for our Home in Heaven above.
From the time of His birth ‘til the time of His death
He was despised, rejected and scorned;
Even today there are those who mock His name,
Doubting that He, the Savior, was even born.
They laugh at believers and consider them weird
For believing a baby in the hay
Could affect their lives so many years since—
At least that’s what they say.
Yet such is always the case for those
Who face life with the “natural mind;”
They cannot understand the mysteries of God,
So they casually leave them all behind.
To one who’s experienced God’s great grace
And the changes it can bring,
Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem so many years ago
Is but one reason that we sing.
No other life in the history of mankind
Has ever impacted us like His;
No other love can change one’s heart
Like Jesus’—just like the Good Book says.
He was born in a lowly manger,
Surrounded by cattle and some sheep;
His attendants were simple shepherds—
So poor they’d make us weep.
But still He left His throne in Heaven
To dwell upon this earth
So we could experience the Father’s redeeming love
That comes with the New Birth.
Two thousand years ago Jesus was born
In a stable far away;
But now He longs to be born in the heart
Of anyone who’ll simply believe and pray:
“Dear Jesus, please come into my heart right now
And forgive me of my sins;
Cleanse me from guilt and give me new life
As You come to me to abide within.”
It’s in that simple prayer of faith
You’ll discover true Christmas pleasure—
For when Jesus comes to live within your heart
You receive God’s most precious Treasure.
by Tom Smith