‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
The Lazy Mom was trying to be as quiet as a mouse;
The stockings hung lopsided by the chimney with care,
In hopes that they’d stay up till Christmas was there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Wii games danced in their heads;
And Lazy Mom with her electric blanket on her lap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s wrap,
When out in the living room arose such a clatter,
She sprang to her feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the living room she flew like a flash,
To see the Christmas tree fall with a crash.
All of a sudden tears sprang to her eyes,
Now her work had just doubled in size!
Among the debris she waded in thick,
With prayers that this would all be quick.
As she labored to get the tree back upright,
She noticed a package not shiny or bright.
Yes, behind the tree a simple package was found,
Wrapped only in plain brown paper all around.
When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a message across it that brought her a tear.
“To: You, From: God” the package read,
The Lazy Mom couldn’t believe what it said!
“What could possibly be in this gift?
And how did it get here?” The Lazy Mom sniffed.
Carefully she ripped the plain paper a bit,
Then realized her family should see this gift.
“Wake up, wake up!” She called all around,
“You’ll never believe what on earth I just found!”
The Lazy Family woke up with a start,
Wondering why with their beds they all must part.
Slowly they appeared in the small living room,
Surprised by the sight of the tree that went boom.
“Look,” she said, “Look what I found!”
“See who it’s from! It’s really profound!”
They all sat down around the present,
With mouths agape from whom it was sent.
Together they opened the gift with great awe,
Not prepared for the present they saw.
Nestled inside with tenderest care,
Was the greatest gift of all and they could only stare.
One by one they got on their knees,
Remembering the real reason for their Christmas trees.
It was truly a beautiful sight to perceive,
The best Christmas present they had ever received.
Then Lazy Dad exclaimed in hushed delight,
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”
“We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” 1 John 4:14
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