"I Want To Reclaim Christmas"

Susan Narjala   |   December 16, 2022 

I want to reclaim Christmas

From the grasp of malls and sales,

Would You redeem my moments?

So they become what You entail.


I want to reclaim Christmas

From stress and mounting bills,

Would You transform my being?

So I learn to stand real still.


I want to reclaim Christmas

From too much on my plate,

Would You slow me gently?

So upon my Saviour I wait.


I want to reclaim Christmas

From expectations that choke,

Would You bring refreshment?

So my rhythms are simple — not woke.


I want to reclaim Christmas

From the gluttony of gifts,

Would You teach contentment?

So I treasure Love that persists.


I want to reclaim Christmas

Go back to that first morn,

Would You fill me with wonder?

So I worship: Jesus is born!


I want to reclaim Christmas

And clear the clutter for Christ,

Would You lead me to devotion?

For me, You paid the price.


I want to reclaim Christmas

From futile hype and fuss,

Would You quicken my spirit?

Emmanuel, God with us!



Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash

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When she's not smuggling chocolate past her kids or drinking gallons of coffee, Susan Narjala can be found writing, baking and (thinking about) working out. She grew up in Chennai, lived in Portland, Oregon, for the last ten years and is now back in India with her family. She finds nuggets of humour in the everyday, and writes about it on on her blog, www.susannarjala.com

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