Jesus is the reason for the season!

23 Dec


Do you see that little baby
Who in a manger lies?
This is God’s beloved Son,
This is Jesus Christ. 

Millions love the story
Of the babe born long ago.
They tell it every year
To their children young and old.

But did you know that baby
Who in the manger lies;
That baby does not stay there.
He grows up and dies.

“Oh really,” you say,
But you show no surprise.
For after all, each baby
Lives his life, then dies.

But every other child
Born in this world of sin;
Each one follows the path
Trod by all other men.

“What path, you ask,
Do all take but this babe?”
The path of sin and death
That leads only to the grave.

“But He died, too,
I heard you say.”
And so He did,
But in a different way.

For this babe in a manger
Had no sin of His own.
He lived a perfect life,
And for my sin did atone.

“Atone, what does it mean?”
I hear you ask again.
A holy God will punish 
Each and every sin.

I have sinned much against
The just and holy King.
And He cannot ignore my sin,
But the punishment will bring.

“But God is love!” you protest.
Yes, but surely you must see
That only a bad and wicked judge
Would set a murderer free.

God will punish sin
Wherever it may be. 
But this same God made
A way of hope for you and me.

Amazing as it will sound 
To any sane man’s ear;
God the Father placed my sin
On the Son He loved so dear.

The penalty for all my sins
Which should have come on me,
God placed it on His only Son
As He hung on the tree.

Jesus, perfect sinless Lamb,
Cursed by God upon that tree. 
God poured out His holy anger
On His Son instead of me!

Three days later Jesus rose again
Then He went back up to heaven.
God tells us to repent and believe
On the precious Son He’s given.

For it is this Jesus, 
Who in a manger lay;
He will be the judge 
Of all the world one day.

That day is coming sooner
Than generally believed.
Please seek God, get ready,
And do not be deceived.

Only those who follow Jesus,
Those whom God’s will obey;
Only they will be rejoicing
On that great judgment day. 

‘Tis the story of the babe
Who in the manger lay.
Repent, believe, and follow Jesus
For He is the only way.

Thank you for your time,
And we plead with you again:
Remember Jesus didn’t stay a baby,
But He paid the price for sin. 

~ Mr. Tracy Tyson ~
New Mexico, USA

Merry Christmas!


One Response to “Jesus is the reason for the season!”

  1. Outlier Babe December 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    The video was wonderful. Thanks for the link to my Christmas memory! I am no longer Catholic but still a strong believer in God.

    Poked around your site just a little and you and your husband seem so happy together, it is great to see.

    A non-Christmas memory you might be interested in another time is “Victory Over the Devil”

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