Friday, December 3, 2010

The Christmas Shoes....

Good song AND good movie!!! :) I first heard this song last year a little later on in the month and I absolutely loved it!!! Listen to my playlist to hear it... it's really good. "The Christmas Shoes" by Newsong.

It was almost Christmas time,
There I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two,
Not really in the Christmas mood.
Standing right in front of me,
Was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes.

His clothes were worn and old,
He was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Chorus:
Sir, I want to buy these shoes
For my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size.
Could you hurry, sir?
Daddy says there's not much time,
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile,
And I want her to look beautiful
If Mama meets Jesus tonight.

He counted pennies for what seemed like years,
Then the cashier said,
"Son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said, "Mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do?
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes."

So I laid the money down,
I just had to help him out
I'll never forget the look
on his face when he said,
"Mama's gonna look so great"

(Chorus)

Bridge:
I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about

Repeat Chorus

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Awww, I've read the book and it's very sweet. :)

Brooke said...

Awww. My grandma has the book but I never read it... yet! :D