The white stocking


It wasn't that anyone had really been forgotten,

no children had been slighted or made unhappy

and no adult had been left unremembered.


The presents had all been distributed

and all the stockings were beautifully filled,

all that is except one;

It was the stocking intended for the child of Bethlehem.
Of all the people belonging at that Christmas gathering,
only he had been forgotten.

Only he had been left out of the festivities.
This didn't seem quite right,
inasmuch as it was His birthday that was being celebrated.

This year, the little white stocking
will be hung in a special place in our home.

On Christmas Eve, we will gather the family together
And each of us will write on a piece of paper,

A gift for Jesus to be placed in the stocking.
It will remain in the stocking
Until next year's Christmas Eve,

When we will reach into the stocking
and pass out the papers from the year before.

We hope that you will enjoy beginning this
Holiday tradition in your home. Your gift could include:
personal goals you wish to achieve, family goals,
ways you will be of service to others in the coming year,
or relationships you wish to improve.