I gave it up and walked away;
Now its just another day.
No need to spend on gifts galore
Or waste my time out at the store.
Lights and tinsel upon a tree?
I say, “No, they’re not for me!”
I would rather be home alone
And worship God upon His throne.
Quietness and rest not noisy babble,
I’ll take a break from worldly rabble.
No TV or radio blaring noise,
With fake Santa tales for girls and boys.
My preference now to sit and read,
My Bible, so that I can heed,
The true instructions of My Lord;
Learning to wield a spiritual sword.
I turn my eyes from worldly leisure,
Not seeking only personal pleasure.
Such Christmas things once gripped my heart,
As from my childhood they were a part.
But now, as much as I am able,
I’ve been released from its fable.
This feels so good to be so free,
I praise Jesus Christ for my liberty.
Original Poem written By Helen at Grain of Wheat Blog.
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It’s my third year of “not doing Christmas” and it feels good and calm and liberating.
You may be interested in reading my previous articles that expain why I gave up “doing Christmas” back in 2016.
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