What happened to baby Jesus with his halo all aglow? How did he come to be left out of Christmas ..I'd like to know.

How did Santa take his place, with reindeers, slides and snow. With parties, parades and ice capades and lighted trees a glow?

What happened to the love he brought and the light to guide our way. The peace he promised we could have at the closing of each day?

The birth of baby Jesus was a gift for you and me. But he has been *forgotten under the tinsel and the gifts beneath the tree.

Barbara Mckee

* Author's original word was ' lost'