Waiting for Christmas December 14 / Living Faith / No Comments / Marvin Wray Some things never change. < 1 Published on: 12-14-2020 ‘Twas the month now of Christmas And all through the land There was not so much stirring For travel was banned. Mama in her face shield And I in my mask Were headed for church, Which proved quite a task. The COVID restrictions The fear in the air Made us ponder the question: Would others be there? So many are lonely And not just the old. The pandemic had come, Separating the fold. But what to my spiritual Eye should appear, But a promise from God That the Savior was near. Yes, He would be there, But not there alone. He would be with each heart At church and at home. The promise was given And true to His Word, He told John on Patmos The revealing we heard. ‘Tis not just the babe Who in Bethlehem lay, That we joyfully worship When comes Christmas Day. See Jesus, our Savior, Our Lord, and our King His birth was our birth; He ended death’s sting. So worship Him fully Wherever you are, And join with the Magi, Who followed the star. For nothing can keep us Apart for He made Us one—His own body When our sins He paid. Yes, come to the manger This new Christmas season, But also to the cross For this is the reason He came as an infant So weak and so small Bearing all of our burdens When on Him we call. So I wish you Christ’s peace Whether near us or far, And rest in His promise That He knows where you are. For now let us worship. Let our praises begin. For we have the blessed hope: He is coming again. Share this Story Marvin Wray Contributing Writer • USA Marvin Wray is interim lead pastor of the Chico Seventh-day Adventist Church.