One evening up there in those heavens of blue,
Mary dreamed a dream when Christmas was due.
She said softly to her husband, “oh Joseph my dear,
Last night I had a dream that was so visually clear.”
“It was a birthday celebration for our only son,
People’s faces were lit as though a prize they had won.
For weeks they’d been preparing for this wonderful day
And had invited family & friends from places far away.”
“Much shopping had been done for presents quite rare,
Some wonderful goodies that all there might share.
It was peculiar tho’ Joseph, tho’ they were all having fun,
Those presents were not intended for our beloved Son.”
“Beautiful presents in fancy paper and ribbons were placed
Beneath a bright Christmas tree with a great show of haste.
Sparkling tinsel and lights adorned that green Xmas tree
With a glowing figure on the apex like an angel might be.”
“Every one was so happy as the presents were exchanged
But none were for Jesus which to me seemed quite strange.
That they were thinking of Jesus, I think the chances were slim,
For I think many that were present did not even know him.”
“To celebrate someone’s birthday, it certainly seems odd
When no one even mentioned his name or spoke about God.
I had the strangest feeling Joseph that if Jesus went there
That somehow he’d be intruding, which hardly seems fair.”
“While all the folks gathered seemed so hail and so hearty,
It was sad Jesus wasn’t welcome at his own birthday party.
I know it was only a dream Joseph but how would we feel
That if somehow or other it turned out to be real.”
I wish all my friends at PIP a wonderful Xmas and a safe and happy new year. God bless you all. Lindsay P Wilson.