Weekly Rap-Up with Da Truth
When the temperature drops outside, the grass dies, the leaves fall, and the smell of burning wood feels the air, I get the feelings of good times. There is something about these sensations that make me feel good. They make my mind wonder back to when I was young and mom had the cider warming. I was eager to put decorations on the tree and someone in the house got the record player going with old Christmas hymns (every now and then, we would sneak in Snoopy’s Christmas and Red Baron).
Those were joyous times. I’m now creating new memories with my family and hoping that my children will one day think back to these times the way I think back to those times. But more than that, I hope my children think back and feel warmth that God brought us when we all sat together and focused on our Lord. Da Truth’s “Tell You Why” reminds me of this.
Tell You Why
It’s Christmas time, relax your mind and unwind.
Full of peace, full of joy, I’ll tell you why.
It’s Jesus Christ.
Go get some egg-nog. It’s an acquired taste. Call up some friends. The family is by the fireplace. Folks are mingling, bells jingling. I can smell chestnuts roasting. The aroma fills the entire place. The room is warm. The tide from the Yule and a child from the womb is born. The candles are lit. Children are unraveling gifts giving grandma a kiss. The night before this they couldn’t sleep for trying to get a peek at what was under the tree where the lights are strung. The excitement is as ripe as plums. Silent night is sung while a man and his wife are sitting at home with the kids watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” snuggled up under the comforters like two birds in a nest. It’s Christmas time no burden or stress and even if you’re burdened then your burdens are less if you understand a virgin was blessed.
Go get some egg-nog. It’s an acquired taste. Call up some friends. The family is by the fireplace. The apple pie’s in the oven I can smell the aroma all through the house and can’t wait to see how it tastes. Man it feels so right. The snow is falling like crystals covering up the windows. The kids are playing out in the snow Aunt May and Uncle Charlie are under the mistletoe. It’s romance in the air. And everybody’s singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” It’s love from the floor to the ceiling and hearts are full of glee you can’t fight the feeling.
Okay, okay. Now Christmas has come, but amidst all the fun don’t forget Who it’s about. The baby born, three wise men maybe more rushed in to praise and adore Him. He’s God in the flesh and when the angels arrived Mary knew she was in the manger with God. The Lord of creation, imagine Him saying (goo, goo ga, ga) but still ruling the nations. Now that’s something to ponder. Man I ain’t saying nothing new, this is just a reminder, that the greatest gift of all is the one that can’t be bought in the mall.