This week in the Shopping News you’ll find our December Coupon Book, Holiday Travel and our Worship Directory.
THE CHRISTMAS PUPPY
Many and many a year ago,
in a city bleak and dark,
a Christmas miracle began one night,
with a lost puppy’s bark.
Alone he’d lived for weeks gone by,
on what little food he found,
and several times he had just escaped,
the catcher from the pound.
At last the puppy faltered,
as he neared a humble home,
where within a woman’s tears fell,
as she knelt and prayed alone.
She waited with grieving heart,
for the passing of the night,
for she had no gift to give her son,
at Christmas morning light.
As she knelt and prayed and hoped,
she heard a feeble bark,
so she rose and opened up the door,
and looked into the dark.
Unable to deny those big sad eyes,
that looked at her with trust,
she brought the puppy into the house,
away from the cold wind’s gust.
Then she brushed his golden fur,
and fl uffed it as it dried,
and knew her prayers were answered,
when she brought the pup inside.
Around his neck she tied a bow.
of ribbon saved for years,
and rejoiced because her son would not wake up,
to grief and tears.