To all I wish you a merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy this poem by JMAaron.
He stood outside the window,
Nose pressed against the glass
And told his Mommy, “Look, look, look!
Watch the ‘lectric train go past!
Can there be a greater gift
Than that beneath the tree?
Oh Mommy can I have one?
Please please please please please please?
“I’ve heard it said there’s a greater train,
We’ve only to climb on board
Its destination a wonderful place
And the Engineer, our Lord.
Oh Mommy, so we’ll go to church,
Tomorrow’s Christmas Day,
But this train is here, this train is now!
What’s your answer, won’t you say?
The answer’s not mine to give,
His train waits at the station.
It’s been that way, I’m sure
Since the beginning of creation.
Mommy you talk in riddles,
Besides, can’t you see?
This train puffs smoke and blows its horn
Going round the giant tree!”
That was years ago
The boy’s a full grown man
Standing at the window
Now holding his son’s hand
“Daddy! Please please Daddy!
I want the train so very very bad!
It’s the last gift that I’ll ask for
And the greatest I’ve ever had!
“See the Engineer my son?
It’s driven by the Lord.
He bought our tickets on Calvary
We need only climb on board.
Daddy this train says Li-o-nel
It hauls cows and little pink hogs.
There’s a bell that rings
And a flatbed full of logs!
God’s train is called Salvation
And we really can’t resist.
We need to work and pray my son
To stay on his good-little-boys list
The lesson I learned so long ago
As a boy then, only seven
Redemption’s His line, His Load our souls
And the destination Heaven.”
Don’t stand outside the window
With your nose against the glass,
Accept Him as your Savior
Or you’ll see the train go past.
Christmas Day’s but once a year
Use your ticket on any day
It leaves on time, it waits for YOU
Climb on, sit down, be on your way.