Saturday, June 13, 2009

SCATTER CHRISTMAS CHEER

The time has come to us again
To scatter Christmas cheer
To give gifts to our loved ones
This merriest day of the year.


We look around with loving pride
Now what would Billy like?
He has most anything to ride
And toys from tops to kites.


I went to do my shopping
One cold December day
When two ragged little children
Ran past me on their way.


Their faces were so thin and pale
Their mitten less hands were blue
I tho't of my own Billy
And all his clothes so new.


Then suddenly my heart was sad
As I took them by the hands
"Have you seen good on Santa Claus
Ins't he a nice old man?"


He doesn't come to our house
One of them slowly said
"Cause Daddy hasn't any work
And Manma's sick in bed."


That night I never slept a wink
It seemed the whole world was wrong
Why should some people have so much
Their lives be filled with song.


When all around on every side
Are some who have naught to eat
Whose children wander aimlessly
Along the busy streets.


Whence came this Spirit of giving
Into the world, I say
Was it not God, who gave His Son
On that first Christmas Day?


God sent His Son, He felt our need
Let's follow in His way.
Let not our lives be filled with greed
But to the needy for Christ's sake today


Giving to others in their need
Will return again to you
For you'll find a Joy in giving
Will always follow thru'


Giving you greater pleasure
Than you have ever known
Because to others you have
The Christ-like Spirit shown.

by Elizabeth Calkins
December 10, 1932

[During Depression days.]

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3 Bullets

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets.

So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.

Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel, but missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood treel.

As he went further, he saw a large, wild "Tom" turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.

A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray first, aim high, and stay focused."

However, at the same time he saw a deer which was a better kill.

He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs, about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.

Still, the voice said again to him, "I said, 'Pray, Aim high, and Stay focused."

So, the man decided to listen to God's voice.

He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree, and shot the wild turkey.

The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer.

The handle fell off the gun, hit the snake in the head, and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond.

When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer, and a turkey for his family to eat.

The snake, (Satan), was dead simply because the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:
Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God.

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