As we give thanks, this Christmas,
For abundant blessings from our God,
We remember those less fortunate
Across this land which we now trod.
There are many who are homeless.
Some people are living on the streets.
Many have no place to lay their heads.
Some do not have enough food to eat.
There are many who are hurting;
Veteran's left with memories, some with scars from wars.
Soldiers are away from their friends and loved ones;
Fighting in a foreign land, alone beneath the stars.
Many souls are sick and hurting,
Seeking healing and help from above.
We remember those suffering, and the elderly,
And pray they will find help in the Savior's love.
There are people who are grieving
Over a loved one who was recently called home.
All they have is cherished memories,
As they sit in silence ~ all alone.
Across this land, souls are perishing;
Lost in sin, without knowing salvation's plan.
There is hope for all in Christ Jesus;
When we reach out, to the fallen, with a helping hand.
So, as we count our blessings,
Giving thanks to God above,
Our heart remembers others
Who need the power of God's great love.
If we pray for one another,
Seeking God's will and grace from above,
Our Lord will hear and send the answer
On the wings of heaven's holy dove.
May we always remember the less fortunate;
Souls who question their lot in life.
Jesus loves them. This, we know.
One day, they will understand sufferings and strife.
As we recall abundant blessings,
Naming them one by one,
We give thanks for the greatest blessing of all;
The free gift of salvation, God's only begotten Son.
Remembering others is God's plan for our lives.
'Christ is Christmas' within our hearts, in every season.
When holiday celebrations are over and a new year begins,
We will still have the joy of our salvation. Jesus is the reason.
God sends His ministering angels to help those on earth.
He knows just what the need may be.
Our Father also uses His children to reach out in love.
Many souls come to the Savior, as God's light of love they see.
Blessings in Christ
Jo Ann Kelly ~ 23 December 2004
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