All I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
I want everyone to know my Jesus
the One who died for you and me
For everyone to have the gift
that truly sets us free.
I want to see my family
all gathered round the tree
To not just give each other presents
but the love and grace we need.
I want to see those hurting
find a peace only God can give
So that on this Christmas Day
Their hearts won’t be so sad and dim.
I want to be the person
that reaches out to those in need
Extends the hand of forgiveness
even when it is not asked of me.
I want my dearest friends
who’ve had the ache of loss
To feel our Savior’s arms
around them through this sorrow.
I want so many things like this
it is hard to make a list
But mostly I want for all of you
A very merry joyful Christmas!
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©7 December 2014