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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Reason for the Season of Christmas (12/04/08)

TITLE: Christmas Is All About Me
By Brian Haugrud
12/05/08


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It started at an early age as my want would trump my need.
I always wanted something more than just my daily feed.
It seems that I was born with, these desires in my heart.
And living in this land of plenty, urged my will to fill the cart.

Even though I lacked for nothing, I always yearned for more.
Just to keep up with the other kids whose parents weren’t so poor.
They say that shortly after birth this behavior comes on strong.
And will follow for a lifetime, for “things” I seemed to long.

I’ve learned that I am not alone with this mindset I possess.
That there are many that I know who are also in this mess.
We all buy “stuff” to bring us joy, and to fill that void inside.
Then instead of God, we search for things for which to feel alive.

The time of year has come again with sales on every street.
They urge us all to purchase gifts to give to those we meet.
We’re told that Christmas is the time to show our love for all.
Slamming those who talk of Jesus; political correctness is our fall.

All at once the alarm was ringing and my wife hopped out of bed.
I woke up from this awful dream, thinking spiritually I was dead.
With many years of marriage behind us; in Christ we’ve made our way.
We’ve learned that it is not the gifts, which will make our life OK.

This dream I had was very real, and for a time stayed in my mind.
My thoughts were now of long ago, of a day that was so kind.
I accepted Christ into my heart and change had come my way.
He has given me a brand new start; for my sin He chose to pay.

I no longer yearn for gifts and things; for my heart if full of peace.
Guilt and shame that haunts all men; only Christ can bring release.
Christmas now brings real excitement and will last me all year long
I find myself in the summer time still humming that Christmas song.

I now talk to God most every day and His will strive hard to do.
I try to learn more of the Way; when reading scripture I pursue.
To mentor others is my goal; helping them have eyes to see.
For Jesus says to one and all; “Christmas, Is All About Me.”


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Stacey LaMontagne12/12/08
Very good poem. One error I saw was in the second to last verse, first line. Should be "is" instead of "if". Other than that, very good message. I am thankful to hear of so many that have chosen to be full of Christ this season, and all year around. GOd Bless You and Merry Christmas!
Peter Stone12/13/08
Wonderful message presented here. Loved the way it started out as "Christmas Is All About Me [yourself receiving gifts you don't need], but concluded "Is All About Me [Jesus.]"