How I love that Christmas feeling
How I treasure its friendly glow
See the way a stranger greets you
Just as though you’d met him Christmases ago
Christmas helps you to remember
To do what other folks hold dear
What a blessed place the world would be
If we had that Christmas feeling all year
This old song dates back to the 40’s or 50’s, and as a child, I liked the Perry Como version. Of course since Perry was my Mom’s favorite, we kids heard a lot of it.
There can be a certain feeling in the air when it gets close to Christmas, and I think the song does a pretty good job of describing it, don’t you?
If you look closely, you might get the idea that this “feeling” is one that is kind of familiar… and not just for a certain time of year; give it a bit of thought…
Isn’t really describing what things would look like if people lived and behaved as Jesus would? Isn’t all of this warmth and glow and friendliness described as “brotherly love” in Scripture? (Hint: Yes)
I know it wouldn’t fit the poetic needs of the verse, but we could really make this statement in the song:
“What a blessed place the world would be
If we were Christ-like all year.”
You know, it might be worth the effort to try…