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The Christmas Tree

Miracles don’t have to be big — but they do have to be wonderful. This poem tells such a story. The Christmas Tree is an inspirational Holiday poem written especially for the Christmas Holiday. Not my usual poem, but it expresses the importance of family and faith, and the love of God. I’ve got some emails that it’s the best Christmas poem they’ve read. I think that’s a bit too kind. However, if you shed a small tear at the end — you won’t be the first. Have a Wonderful Holiday — now and forever!
©2011 by Jon Gutmacher
They didn’t have much money

he’d been out of work three weeks
the kids wore clothes the shelter gave
but every night they ate

Around a table that was so old
but sturdy, none-the-less
t’was food for all, but meager fare
to them . . . it was the best

For while some things were really tough . . .
and the world . . . not always kind
they had each other . . . every night
their love – the thing that binds

And just before they ate their meal
they all held hands and prayed
to thank the Lord for what they had
through Him
each one was saved

And when the Christmas season . . .
came joyfully to the year
they pooled their meager money
for a tree to bring them cheer

And then the lights came out the box
one string – they could afford
but each light shined
and brought them joy
and closer to
their Lord

One night the lights did flicker . . .
. . .all over on that tree
and each of them was worried . . .
until their mom did see

An angel looking thru the glass
of a window covered with snow
and a tear rolled down the angels face
and suddenly they knew

That God would never leave them
and as bad as things could be
He’d always make sure
things were right
if only . . . just a tree

And suddenly — the lights on the tree
shown bright beyond compare
and the angel smiled at each of them
and warmth was everywhere

And on the next day following . . .
a letter came by mail
the job dad sought – was finally his
he’d be back working . . . without fail

It wasn’t much for many folks
but for them it was so great
a paycheck to help pay the bills
even if he worked late

And a bell rang on the tree
just then
like magic – if that be
and the angel smiled
from far away
at the beauty of
the tree

The background image is an old oil painting, “Round The Christmas Tree” by Viggo Johansen (1851–1935), a famous Danish painter. Copies can be found all over on the web.
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