“Hot Off The Press!” – December 2017

The laughter of children and the smiling faces in the anticipation of  Santa Claus can be seen throughout the corridors of the school.  In an elementary school, you can feel the excitement as you enter each and every classroom!  This part of Christmas is something that students need no reminder of by parents, caregivers or teachers.  Advertisements, shopping malls and street corners are constant reminders in the holiday season – not to mention the anticipation of Christmas gifts!  Unfortunately, sometimes during this time of the year, we forget about the true meaning of Christmas.  I stumbled upon this poem when I was thinking about what the true meaning of Christmas means to me, and I thought I’d share that with all of you.

In today’s’ day and time,
It’s easy to lose sight,
Of the true meaning of Christmas
And one special night.

When we go shopping,
We say ‘How much will it cost? ‘
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
Born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the child
Whose bed was made of hay?

In reality,
When we look into the night sky,
We don’t see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,
Whose love, the world would know.

By Brian K. Walters