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NEVER ALONE-by Jess Hall

Many of us this Christmas season may be alone. We may be mourning the loss of a loved one or still searching for the right one. Maybe we are separated by distance – in miles or in our hearts. Whatever the reason may be, Jesus wants to remind us that He is with us even though no one else may be.

“…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)

Twas the night before Christmas

Alone in my bed

No visions of sugar plums

Danced in my head

No grandmas nor grandpas

No children nor spouse

This year, only me

Not even a mouse

Alone in my house

I curled up in a ball

I had no one to be with

To talk to at all

When deep in my heart

There arose such a clatter

I sat up in bed

Wondering what was the matter

The tugging, the pressure

It pushed me upright

Step by step it did lead me

Til my bible twas in sight

The title, it twinkled

The cover, worn well

I flipped open the pages

And paused as tears fell

A truth lay before me

Encircled like a wreath

With lines pointing downward

And notes written beneath

For in a past struggle

He had shown me truth then

And now in today

He showed me again

Joy – it now spread

From my head to my toes

For I saw there in writing

From the grave He arose

He conqured death’s sting

As He carried my shame

Bringing love to my life

He called me by name

The sadness was fading

Melting like snow

In the shimmering sunshine

Allowing joy now to grow

Joy, not from people

But from peace deep within

Peace from His Presence

Always with me til the end

I heard His soft whisper-

“I’m never far from your sight

I love you beloved

Now rest and Good Night!”



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