Another one in answer to the complaint that Christmas is pagan and that Christians shouldn’t celebrate it.
“Why would a Christian celebrate
A pagan holiday?
Why would you choose remembering
Our Savior in this way?
He wasn’t born in wintertime.
He didn’t want a tree.
Jews didn’t celebrate men’s births.
It’s pagan, don’t you see?”
Well, God sent down an angel choir
To celebrate His birth.
Proclaiming peace and God’s good will
To shepherds here on earth.
The wise men journeyed very far
When they learned of His birth.
So Jewish shepherds, gentile men,
And Angels showed the worth
Of celebrating God made flesh
And dwelling here with men.
So each year, I will celebrate,
My Savior’s birth again.
I know the date is likely wrong;
I know traditions fail.
But I will choose to honor God
No matter how you rail.
I do not honor pagan gods
Or even Santa Claus.
God knows my heart; I worship Him.
It all is for His cause.
(c) 2014 Denise McKenney
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Good poem, and a poignant message to those who don’t want to teach about Jesus when people seem most willing to hear about him. It sounds like you remember that he is the reason for all the seasons.
I’m sorry it’s taken me a few days to reply. I have fibromyalgia and this bitterly cold weather here in Indiana has pretty much taken me down. Working each day is about all I can manage lately.
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, it does seem a great shame to me that some refuse to celebrate Him at a time when they can most easily get others to join in. I just don’t understand it. I understand avoiding the most obvious pagan parts and the commercialism (Santa), but to refuse to sing songs worshipping Him simply because they are Christmas songs or mention His birth (He was born, after all) seems to me illogical at best. Use the most joyous and most giving time of the year to give out the Good News to all who will listen.