Monday, December 17, 2007

Santa Part 1

Took Hannah & Preston to the mall and sat on Santa's lap. Preston didn't like it very much, can you tell?? Priceless. Now Nathan wants to go though, so we'll be braving the mall at least once more.

Speaking of Santa - a friend gave me a very special ornament of Santa kneeling over Baby Jesus in the manger this past week and I wanted to share Santa's Christmas Prayer, there is an excerpt on the back of the ornament.

"Santa's Christmas Prayer" by Alda Monteschio

On Christmas Eve the other night I saw the most amazing sight, for there beneath the Christmas tree was Santa kneeling on his knee. His countenance was different than that all-familiar, jolly grin; his head was bowed, with hand to breast, and slightly tucked into his vest. For there in a nativity was Jesus and His family, and as I heard him start to pray I listened close to what he'd say. "Lord, You know that You're the reason I take pleasure in this season. I don't want to take Your place, but just reflect Your wondrous grace. I hope You'll help them understand I'm just an ordinary man, who found a way to do Your will by finding kids with needs to fill. But all those centuries ago, there was no way for me to know that they would make so much of me, and all the gifts beneath the tree. They think I have some hidden power granted at the midnight hour, but it is my love for You inspiring the things I do. And so when they begin to open gifts for which they have been hoping, may they give You all the glory, for You're the One True Christmas story."

No comments: