Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?

Would Jesus celebrate Christmas, is the question I ask today
How would he celebrate Christmas with us in the UK?

Would he go shopping in the town, buying gifts for you and me?
An iphone for dad, a dollhouse for sis, and for mum a new teevee?
Maybe he’d come into our house, and help decorate a tree?
Hanging lights and tinsel around the hall drinking eggnog merrily?

Would Jesus celebrate Christmas, the same as me and you?
Would he sit around a fireplace, enjoying the winter view?
Would he unwrap his presents excitedly, then groan at the gift inside
Or would he love the gift he’d been given, and gleefully smile wide?


Would Jesus celebrate Christmas, with broken families?
with those who’s lives have been torn apart by troubles or disease?
Would he spend it standing in the cold with the homeless man on the street
Sharing conversation and a bit of bread with the one with nothing to eat?

Would Jesus celebrate Christmas, despite the things he sees?
The sorrow and heartache of people’s lives, the troubles and worries?
Does he see into the hearts of men, the problems deep within
The disappointments of years gone past, the wounds of painful sin

For Jesus is not Santa Claus, with gifts for good girls and boys
he comes not with reindeer, a fluffy white beard and a red sleigh full of toys
Jesus rings in a new season of life – goodness, peace, hope, love and joy
Hark the herald angels sing! for evil is destroyed!

so do you celebrate Christmas with Jesus by your side?
Let us share the same hope and joy that his love doth provide
let peace on earth, goodwill to men, sing from our hearts today
let justice reign, and love remain, to all on Christmas day.

I also gave the message in the Cantonese & Mandarin services, and the translator, Yinghong Shang provided this translation:

耶穌會慶祝聖誕嗎?我今日在問。
在英國,他怎樣和我們同度聖誕?

他會不會去購物,送妳我禮物?
爸爸一個IPHONE,妹妹一個娃娃房子,媽媽一個新電視?
他會不會來到我們傢中,也許幫助裝飾聖誕樹?
大廳裏裝上漂亮的燈飾,
快樂地喝着節日香檳?

耶穌會慶祝聖誕嗎?就像妳我一樣?
坐在溫煖的爐火徬,享受鼕景?
興奮地打開禮物,嘆息着並不及妳所期待?
或者喜愛着所得,滿臉笑厴?

耶穌會慶祝聖誕嗎?和那些破碎的傢庭?
那些因苦難疾病生活無望的人們?
他會不會在冷風的街頭站立,和那些無傢可歸的人?
和饑寒交迫的人談話,分享麵包充饑?

耶穌會慶祝聖誕嗎?盡管他看到:
悲傷心碎的人生,充滿暸苦難和擔憂?
他看到人心詭詐,問題重重?
一年年失望地過去,滿是罪的傷痕?

耶穌不是聖誕老人,禮物專門給聽話的孩童,
他沒有白色的鬍子,紅紅的雪橇裝滿暸禮物,
耶穌給妳一個新的生命-良善,平安,盼望,愛和喜樂,
聽啊,天使高聲唱,惡者被打敗!

所以,妳和耶穌同慶聖誕嗎?
在他的愛裏分享-同樣的盼望和喜樂?
讓我們同聲齊唱:全毬充滿平安,
為人類祝願:
聖誕之日,摯愛存畱,公義掌權!


This was the first episode in December series on Christmas.
You can hear the message as well as the worship at the BCEC Sermon Page or listen to the sermon directly – Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?.

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2 Responses to “Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?”


  1. 1 Witek December 10, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Thanks Bert!

  2. 2 Crysto December 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    What a wonderful poem! Many of us just see Christmas as a holiday, or may even get stressed because of Christmas. How often do we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and remember to give to the needy? This year I will celebrate Christmas with Jesus!


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