The World is Waiting #AdventReflectionMJD 15

Bated breath and freezing air,

From Ballyhack to Dunlady Heights,

Homes and hearts turn on the lights

Expectation everywhere.

For Christmas Time is coming

Tick, tock,tick, tock, tick tock, tick…

Children wait with saucer-eyes

Trying to contain their smiles

Parents hope they’ve done enough

Or do the kids need yet more ‘stuff’

For Christmas Time is coming

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick…

And behind next door’s curtain

The Joneses aren’t that certain

About the point of all this –

There must be more to Christmas

But there’s so much still to do

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick…

It’s the secret no-one speaks,

No-where seen on Wiki-Leaks!

But everyone can sense it,

We all yearn to confess it.

We’re waiting for something more-

For someone behind the door.

For Hope to keep us going,

For Love to keep us growing,

And Christmas time is coming

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick…

There has to be more than this

We need to see through the mist

Is God really, trully there?

Does ‘He’ or ‘It’ really care?

And Christmas time is coming

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick…

The answer lies in a box

Found beside the ass and ox

Eternity within time

The Reason, Rhythm and Rhyme

Of Life, of Hope, of Meaning

Within a manger screaming

For Christmas time is coming

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick

So watch the watch and listen

The clock is tick, tick, ticking

Hold your breath and remember

The 25th of December…

The world still needs a Saviour

And God could not be clearer

He came once to Bethlehem

But rest assured, He’ll come again.

For Christmas time is coming,

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick…

Pause

Crack open the champagne

For Christ our Saviour came

And we can never be the same!

Let’s celebrate, let’s dance, let’s sing

And worship Christ our Saviour King!

Turn on the lights, turn up the sound

For God in mercy has come down!

We’ll enter in, hold nothing back

Let’s tell Jane and Steve and Jack

That God came down in Israel

And in that moment darkness fell

And Light arose and Hope was born

And Joy was given and sadness shorn

For Christ has come to walk with us

On footpath, railway, car and bus

For Christmas time has come

And Light and Love have won

And adore the Son

Who rises now for us

So enter in, rejoice and sing

For Christ has come – Our God Our King!

(c) Malcolm Duncan Christmas, 2010. Amended 2019

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