"Christmas is more than getting and giving;
It's the why and the wherefore of infinite living.
It's the positive proof for doubting God never,
For in His kingdom, life is forever.
And this is the reason that on Christmas Day
I can only kneel and prayerfully say,
'Thank you, God, for sending Your son
so that when my work on earth is done,
I can look at last on Your holy face,
Knowing You saved me alone by Your grace."
--Helen Steiner Rice