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The Shepherd's Heart: Remember those less fortunate this Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

They got Christmas Muzak
Piped in through the ceiling
And the refills of coffee
Are always for free
And the waitress on graveyard
And the surly night manager
Are wishing that all of us losers would leave

There's a star on the sign
At the Texaco Station
Like the star long ago
On that midnight clear
As I look all around
At these cold, empty faces
I doubt that you'd find many wise men here

And I'm dreaming about
A silent night - Holy Night
When things were alright
And I'm dreaming about
How my life could have been
If only, if only, if only
But somewhere down the road
I gave up that fight
Merry Christmas
It's Christmas at Denny's tonight….

They say
Life's made of cruel circumstance
Fate plays the tune and we dance
Dance til we drop
In the dust and we're gone
And the world just goes on

The cop at the counter
He's the guardian angel
He watches these orphans
Through dark mirrored shades
And the register rings
Like a bell sadly tolling
For the fools we've become
And the price that we paid
Oh when I was a boy
I believed in Christmas
Miracle season
To make a new start

I don't need no miracle
Sweet baby Jesus
Just help me find
Some kind of hope in my heart
And I'm dreaming about
A silent night - Holy night
When things were alright
And I'm dreaming about
How my life could have been
If only, if only, if only
But I'll still be here
At the morning's first light
Merry Christmas
It's Christmas at Denny's tonight
Merry Christmas
It's Christmas at Denny's tonight*

Just a reminder that -- especially during these tough times -- there are those who feel that they have no hope; those who have lost family members or who are just alone at Christmas; and those who look for hope and peace but, tragically, never find them.

Let's remember them as we celebrate, and pray that they may truly find the God of Hope and Prince of Peace during this Christmas season.

* From: "Christmas at Denny's"
Written By Randy Stonehill
© 1989 Stonehillian Music/Word Music



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BOB G. STEWART, Columnist
The Shepherd's Heart