A Christmas List

Often this time of year people of all ages are asked by someone “what do you want for Christmas this year?”  For younger children in large families ‘a list’ of Christmas wishes may be created.  Think for a moment if you were to make a list of Christmas wishes or desires this year.  What would go on the list?  Would your list have needs or wants on it?  How much time would be spent of thinking about your list for this Christmas?  As we grow older how does your perspective change?  Think about your list and think about what would be on it if you share it with Jesus?  As many of you know I am a big fan of music and it’s impact when you really listen to the story of the song…and yes I do really enjoy Christmas music.  I am mot referring to the songs of the children’s tales like Rudolph and Frosty but the spiritual Christmas music.  Amy Grant recorded a song in 1992 entitled “The Grown-Up Christmas List”  I am sharing the lyrics and a link to the song.  May we all spend time reflecting on our own list and sharing it with Christ.  Amen.

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well I’m all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I’m not a child but my heart still can dream
So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown up Christmas list
As children we believe
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely wrapped beneath the tree
But Heaven only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal a heart-ached human soul
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown up Christmas list
What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown up Christmas list
This is my only lifelong wish
This is my grown up Christmas list
Songwriters: Linda Thompson / David Foster
My Grown Up Christmas List lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

 

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Luke 12:34
(This photo was taken in December of 2013 while on a walk in northwestern Wisconsin)

About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known
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