The Gospel Tree


Sunday Reflection


27th December 2020


'the thoughts of many hearts...'

35 A sign that will be spoken...
   so that the thoughts of
   many hearts will be revealed.

....Luke 2:35

Another lovely Christmas poem
I've discovered which
I would like to
share with you.
No problem about
copyright here!

There was a shining Christmas tree
Standing out where all could see
It's brilliance captured every eye
And seemed to cheer each passer by.

'The lights are brilliant,' they would say
And hesitate to walk away.
The tree stood proud ablaze with light
For every light was burning bright.

Then one bulb was heard to say
'I'm tired of burning night and day;
I think I'll just go out and rest
I'm far too tired to do my best;

Beside I am so very small
I doubt if I'll be missed at all.'
A child then loving touched the light,
'Look, mother, this one shines so bright.

Of all the lights upon the tree
This one looks the best to me.'
'Oh my goodness,' said the light,
'I almost dimmed right out of sight.

I thought that nobody would care
If I failed to shine my share.'
With that a glorious brilliance came
For every light had felt the same.

Our Gospel, like this Christmas tree,
With little lights, like you and me,
We each have space that we must fill
With love, and lessons and good will.

Let's keep our tree ablaze with light,
With testimonies burning bright.
For our Gospel is a living tree
That lights the way to eternity.


Lord help us
to keep our Gospel ablaze
with light throughout
the coming year. Amen