Thursday, December 13, 2007


The very best gift that I ever got
Didn't come from a department store.
It didn't come from the shopping mall,
Or the mountains or sunny sea shore.

It didn't arrive in a big red car,
Or a shiny chuggin' choo choo train.
It wasn't delivered by a man with a bag.
But, it's my favorite just the same.

It didn't come in a great big box.
It didn't have a whirly-twirly bow.
It didn't come in a pretty gift bag.
It's still my favorite, though.

I bet that you would like to have
A wonderful gift like mine.
You can take it with you anywhere
And keep it with you all the time.

It's the gift God gave us long ago
In a stable very far away.
It's a gift I'll treasure all my life
And it came on Christmas Day.

So, thank you, God, for giving me
This gift from up above.
It's good and it's perfect, and it's all I need,
And it's filled with your sweet love.

This is a poem I wrote for the children to say in their program. Just imagine angelic little faces talking about the BEST gift. So sweet. I am blessed beyond measure to be able to work with little ones each day...and blessed even more to be allowed to plant seeds of knowledge about our dear Lord.


Musicaljean said...

Tonja!! That is just precious! May I share it with my students? I'll be sure to proudly identify the author as my "friend"!

Tonja said...

Of course, Jean. I think when I write something like this,,,God supplied the words. Therefore, it should be shared with all.

Dianne said...

That's a great poem Tonja!

Southern Heart said...

Tonja, I love your poem. I'm going to share that with my niece and nephew, and my almost-grown sons, too. Truly the meaning of the season, expressed beautifully! You are very gifted.

xo, Andrea

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Tonya, thank you for all the sweet comments & for stopping by to see me during this busy, busy time! I would love to see your mercury glass all on display this year, did you take any pics?! I just found 2 more small Christmas trees today on clearance at Kohl's out of it & scooped them up too...$5.99 each on sale, they are so cute! So if you have a Kohls nearby you might want to check them out too. I am going to be on the lookout for more of those really neat pieces myself.

Merry Christmas...I loved your poem~ Brings back memories of growing up & saying those Christmas verses in our annual church Christmas play...oh, those are wonderful memories.


nancygrayce said...

What a wonderful poem and how very true!

justabeachkat said...

Wow Tonja...what a great message! You did a wonderful job.