My Own Stockings

There’s no Christmas tree,

But a real tree for me,

Straight out of the ground,

Is how it’s got to be.

And no fake stockings,

Do I use.

I use my own socks,

That’s what I choose.

They come right off my feet,

Right out of my shoe,

One for me,

And one for you.

So I hung them up,

And went to bed,

But when I woke up,

I saw instead,

That my socks smelled bad,

I shook my head,

Because I had,

A tree that was dead.

Thinking Things Through

Like in the story, sometimes we do things without considering the results of our actions. But a godly person will not only consider whether what he is doing is right or wrong, but also how it will affect others. Will it help and encourage them in their walk with Jesus or could it trip them up? Will it bring glory to God? Listen to what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”