His Name At The Top

I had the nicest Christmas List—
The longest one in town—
Til’ Daddy looked at it and said
“You’ll have to cut it down.”

I knew that what he said was true
Beyond the faintest doubt,
But I was amazed to hear him say,
“You’ve left your best friend out.”

And so I scanned my list again,
And said, “Oh, that’s not true!”
But Daddy said, “His name’s not there—
That friend that died for you.”

And then I clearly understood
‘Twas Jesus that he meant;
For Him who should come first of all
I hadn’t planned a cent.

I had made a lengthy Christmas list
And left the Savior out!
But, oh, it didn’t take me long
To change the list about.

And though I’ve rearranged some names
Of folks I like a lot;
My Lord must have the most—because—
His name is at the top.

—Author Unknown

10 thoughts on “His Name At The Top

  1. Hi Amy,

    Enjoyed the poem very much and I wonder how many will forget Him!

    Are you and Bro. Gordon getting over ya’lls illness . Hope ya’ll feeling better! Missed ya’ll sunday , but enjoyed Bro. Ken’s message .


  2. That is so beautiful! Yeah, I too wonder how many leave Jesus out.

    I understand from Grandpaw, y’all are sick. May God bless y’all with a quick and full recovery!

    Love ya.

    God’s Grace.

  3. Ron, We missed you too. We have been fighting one of the worst colds/flu. Glad you are doing well. Hopefully we will be up and walking by Sunday. 🙂 Gordon and I are doing a little better, but the boys have it now. Please keep us in your prayers. God bless.

    Corry, This is one of my favorite Christmas poems. Thank you so much for the prayers. We have needed them this week. Have a great week!

  4. That’s right, as it should be! Our Saviour’s name ought to be at the top of any list. 🙂
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! 🙂

  5. Thanks Everyone for your kind words. We had a great Christmas with our family. We were feeling some better when my oldest began with a stomach flu on Christmas Night. Sometimes it seems to hit you all at once when your immune system is down. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. I would be most grateful. Blessings to all my dear friends and visitors. I wish you the best and happiest New Year!!!!!!

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