There Is No Better Time

There are so many arguments
      Of dates and source and rights
That mingle with this Christmas time
      And it’s commercial lights.

We sometimes miss the chance that Paul
      Had grabbed so long ago,
When he had used the unknown god
      To point to God below.

So much is wrong, the sceptics claim
      In all this celebration,
But do they take the time to point
       The world to Christ’s salvation?

There is no better time to show
      The reason that He came —
His birth, death, resurrection,
      Redemption in His name.

How can we cling to prejudice
       And miss the chance each year
To sing His praise from grateful hearts
      For this lost world to hear?


~Jenny Daniel