Uwrap the gift of Jesus 

by Careen Bailie


Unwrap the gift of Jesus, this Christmas!

Hear the Lord’s first cries, in the draughty stable bare,

Visualise the radiance encompassing the angels,

Listen to the message of hope the angels share!

Unwrap the gift of Jesus, this Christmas!

Travel with the shepherds to see the infant King,

Sense their awe and wonder!  Share their exultation!

Give to Him your love, as an offering.

Unwrap the gift of Jesus, this Christmas!

Accompany the Wise Men, the infant King to find,

Kneel in humble worship and lay your gift before Him,

Give to Him your all – your heart, your soul, your mind.

Unwrap the gift of Jesus, this Christmas!

Don’t leave Him in the manger when the Season’s o’er,

Journey on together, wherever He may lead you,

Get to know Him better and each day love him more.


Sometimes we become so familiar with the Christmas story that we lose much

of the awe and wonder that we should experience as we reflect on it. 

That tiny, helpless baby, born in a stable, on that first Christmas morn –

God’s own Son!  What an amazing, precious gift!  Immanuel – God with us!


Amidst the manic busyness of the Christmas Season, may we find time to recapture

the wonder of it all and may our hearts be filled with joyful thankfulness and praise

to the One who made it all possible.  



Isaiah 9: 6-7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Matthew 1:23

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and they will

call him Immanuel, which means “God with us”.