Perfect Gift 1


A widow sits at home
In tears beside the tree
This Christmas will be her first
All alone

An orphan sits in his room
At a foreign orphanage
This will be another Christmas
All alone

A homeless man sits at a shelter
No Christmas dinner with family or friends
Just a simple meal in a cafeteria
All alone

A dying man lies in a hospital bed
He knows it’s his last Christmas
Cold in this sterile, lonely room
All alone

You sit at home this Christmas
Overwhelmed and tired
Depression is seeping in
All alone

Yet there is a gift
The perfect gift for each of these

He is a companion to the lonely
He is a father to the fatherless
He is a home to the homeless
He is peace to the dying
He is joy to the sorrowful

He is Jesus Christ

Composition Date: December 14, 2011


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.

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