The Gift We Give to God

Posted on November 25, 2011

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I used to be that little boy who prayed for gifts at Christmas time,

But these days I find more joy in seeing things made right.

And I’ve wrapped a gift or two but today I cannot say

Just how long the presents lasted or the difference they have made.

So may the gifts we give this Christmas met the needs that go unmet,

May they heal the hurt between us; may they say what’s gone unsaid.

May we find at last in Jesus the gift we’ve always sought;

And may the love we show each other be the Gift we Give to God.

Must be some Ghost of Christmas Past who is opening my eyes

To all the chances I have had to bless somebody’s life.

Just like Ebenezer Scrooge, on the night old Marley called,

Who said the welfare of the world is the business of us all.

So may the gifts we give this Christmas met the needs that go unmet,

May they heal the hurt between us; may they say what’s gone unsaid.

May we find at last in Jesus the gift we’ve always sought;

And may the love we show each other be the Gift …

Oh, what  Christmas this would be if for once we’d set aside

All the selfishness that causes so much pain.

And isn’t Christmas, after all, all about the Gift God Gave to us…

A child to show us the way?

So may the gifts we give this Christmas meet the needs that go unmet,

May they heal the hurt between us; may they say what’s gone unsaid.

May we find at last in Jesus the gift we’ve always sought;

And may the love we show each other be the Gift we Give to God.

Words and Music by Kyle Mathews

Erica asked me to share this in worship at her church in Worcester this Sunday.  Wish me luck!

–Doug

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