Christ in Christmas

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Isn’t it strange at Christmastime
To say,
“Keep Christ in Christmas –
Don’t turn the Lord away.”

Christ is in Christmas
He is here to stay.
Though men today may
Keep themselves away.

From the glory of God’s gift.
From the love that casts out sin
From the miracle of Christmas
the miracle within.

Like the keeper of the Inn
That the Bible tells about
He closed his door and left
Himself, not Christ, without.

Copyright 1963, Ruth Baird Shaw. The Reverend Ruth Baird Shaw is the mother of Dr. Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute. She wrote poetry while raising her 7 children. After her minister husband’s death, she began and finished seminary and became fully ordained. She continues to preach every Sunday in her retirement.

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