I was asked by Christine from my Mormon Mommy Writers blog to be the guest blogger today. I found it very fitting to write this poem here by an unknown author given to my daughter from YW. It is so sweet. Let me know what you think and how you feel about Christmas!
"Ready for Christmas," she said with a sigh,
As she gave a last touch to the gifts piled high.
Then wearily sat for a moment and read,
Until soon, very soon, she was nodding her head.
Then quietly spoke a voice in her dream,
"Ready for Christmas, what do you mean?
Ready for Christmas when only last week,
You wouldn't acknowledge your friend on the street?
Ready for Christmas while holding a grudge?
Perhaps you'd better let God be the judge."
She woke with a start and cry of despair.
"There's so little time and I've still to prepare.
Oh Father! Forgive me, I see what you mean.
To be ready means more than a house swept clean.
Yes, more than the giving of gifts and a tree.
It's the heart swept clean that He wanted to see.
A heart that is free from bitterness and sin.
So be ready for Christmas--and Ready for Him."
I spent about an hour searching for a painting of the ten virgins because
I feel it would fit perfectly. Will we be ready for Christ when He comes again?
I came across the video below from LDS.org. It left me crying because it fits so
well both messages that I have written for this very special day.
The Christmas Spirit
Merry Christmas, my friends.