From the album Christmas: An Irrational Season.

Written by Carolyn Arends.

It’s December 24
Colder than the night before
But it’s sure hot down in the kitchen
At the Union Gospel Mission
Joshua’s a volunteer
He does this every single year
Shares soup and conversation with some strangers
And all his friends just can’t believe
How he spends his Christmas Eve
He says it brings him closer to the manger

Well, this is Christmas
A hand upon a shoulder
A little peace on earth
This is Christmas
The sweet love of Jesus
Now in flesh appearing, yeah

There’s some static on the phone
Half a world away from home
Lisa’s mom fights back the tears
“It’s Christmas Eve and you’re not here”
No one could believe her plan
An orphanage in Kazakhstan
But Lisa knew that’s where she had to go
And now she’s hugging on those kids
Teaching them what Christmas is
And though her family misses her they know

That this is Christmas …

We celebrate the Baby King
And everything He came to bring
Every time we give good will to men
So on December 25
Or in the middle of July
Any time we do what pleases Him …

Then it’s Christmas
Merry Christmas
This is Christmas
Now in flesh appearing

This is Christmas …

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Christmas: An Irrational Season

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