Thursday, January 1, 2015

After Christmas


The after-Christmas blog can be one of the hardest to write of the year because we’re all kind of coming down from all the season brings. It’s not uncommon to draw a blank when it comes to this post.

But today they played a song on Kinship Christian radio I had not heard before. It’s called “Christmas All the Time” by Jason Bare and the words say it better than any post I could write.

(I could not find the official lyrics online, so I transcribed these directly from the song. My apologies to Mr. Bare for any errors I may have made.)

 
As I’m walking down the street,
I hear the bells of charity.
To the man in red and white,
I give my change tonight.

There’s a family at my church
and the father can’t find work,
So I give them food to eat
to get them through the week.

There’s something about the season,
that makes us care a little more,
and give more than we had before.
There are so many reasons,
to make this happen all throughout the year.

I want to love everywhere I go,
I want to touch a heart that needs hope.
Let the savior of this broken world,
live through my life.
And let me love, let me love,
Like its Christmas all the time.

In a cardboard house they lay,
men and women hope and pray,
for a warmer place to sleep.
On a snowy Christmas eve,
in the shelter line I stand,
serving those who need a hand.
And  like the gifts the wisemen bring
I’m giving everything.

There’s something about the season,
that makes us care a little more
and give more than we had before.
There are so many reasons,
that we should do this more than once a year.

I want to love everywhere I go.
I want to touch a heart that needs hope.
Let the savior of this broken world live through my life,
and let me love, let me love,
Like its Christmas all the time.

This baby born in Bethlehem,
taught us how to be a friend,
to the least of these along the way.
We need to find a need and meet it,
find a hurt and heal it,
share the Christ in Christmas every day.

I want to love everywhere I go,
I want to touch
a heart that needs hope.
Let the savior of this broken world live through my life.
And let me love, let me love,
like its Christmas all the time.

Today’s Praise
We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 ESV)

 

 

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