The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; God’s mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning.
The Lord God gave the peoples of the earth a garden,and the people said, “That’s very nice, God, but that’s notenough. We’d like a little knowledge, please.”The Lord God gave them knowledge,and the people said, “Now that we have knowledge,we’d like things.”The Lord God gave the people things,but they always said, “That’s not quite enough.”So the Lord God gave them gifts unequaled:the sunlightening and thunderrain and flowersanimals and birds and fishtrees and stars and the moon.God gave them the rainbow.God parted the Red Sea and gave them manna.God gave the prophetsand childrenand each other,but still the people said, “ That’s not quite enough.”God loved the people,and out of ultimate merciful goodnessGod gave them the Gift of Gifts,a Christmas present never to be forgotten.God gave them lovein form of God’s Son,even Christ Jesus.
There are some that don’t open their eyes or their earsor their heartsand they still say, that’s not quite enough.They wander through the stores looking for Christmas.But others open their whole being to the Lord,bending their knees to praise God,carrying Christmas with them every day.For these the whole world is a gift.
I share with your this Christmas Day another of Ann Weems wonderful poems from the book Kneeling in Bethlehem.