My friend Maria recently shared this poem with me. Today, Maria’s birthday, I am honored to share this poem with my Red Chair Moments family.

Continue reading below to discover the blessed winner of Ann Voskamp’s book and DVD study guide, The Broken Way.


What If…

by Maria Hartman

What if this Christmas our focus was on

Praising the Lord for the gift of His Son?

 

What if instead of songs about snowmen

Our hearts bowed in wonder at the presence of God-Man?

 

What if instead of the rush to buy more,

We sought out the Giver who holds eternity sure?

 

What if we lived like we knew He was real

And not joined with the throngs who just want to feel?

 

What if this King was our reason for being

Would others take notice that it’s Him they are seeing?

 

What if we wept with repentance and sorrow

That though He is here many wait till ‘tomorrow’?

 

What if we purposed, committed, and vowed

That this Jesus the Christ would be spoken out loud?

 

What if His children with passion anew

Chose not to compromise on what is Holy and True?

 

What if we wanted, more than all else on earth

To know of His suffering and not just His birth?

 

What if instead of just empty traditions

We treasured the Word above all other ambitions?

 

What if we died to the old man each day?

And cried “Holy Spirit, please have Your way!”

 

‘What if’s’ a question with an answer that’s clear

The world would have Hope and no reason to fear.

 

Our Savior HAS come, He’s LORD of all nations

Praise God Almighty, this IS the Christmas celebration.

 

Giveaway Winner

Last week, I posted my review and offered a giveaway of The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp.

Congratulations to Noelle A, the winner of a free copy of The Broken Way and DVD study guide! I will be in touch.

Abundant blessings to you!

~April Dawn White

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