Sweet sisters, I thought it would be fun to share a little twist on the classic tale of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with you all.
My apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.
‘Twas the night before the big women’s ministry event, and all through the church not a volunteer was stirring, there was no need for me to search.
The décor been placed on each table with care, in hopes that hundreds of women would soon be there.
The rest of the planning team were all snug in their beds, with visions of name tags dancing in their weary heads.
But I in my apron and dishwasher gloves was still straightening up and sweeping the rugs.
Out on the church lawn their arose such a clatter, I sprang from the fellowship hall to see what was the matter.
Away to the parking lot I flew like a flash, pulled open the door and ran into the trash!
But what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a miniature sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer.
With a driver decked out in red fleece and soft fur, I knew in my gut it was really HER!
Round the steeple they circled then came to a stop, the wagon was loaded with door prizes and favors all the way to the top!
In her high heeled black boots she stepped down and beamed – Mrs. Claus had come to my rescue it seemed!
Her eyes how they twinkled, she hugged me then spoke, “It’s time you go home and climb into the tub for a soak!”
The elves in the wagon jumped down and formed a long line, shuffling the door prizes and favors to a table inside.
My wish to bless each woman that would attend had come true, and thanks to Mrs. Claus and her elves there was nothing left for me to do.
Laying a finger beside of her nose, she gave a quick nod and into the wagon she rose.
The elves piled in and she gave a quick whistle, and away they all flew as if tied to a missile.
But I heard her exclaim as they flew out of sight, “May your women be blessed and bask in His light!”
May God bless you with a fresh sense of wonder and renewed faith this Christmas season!
I look forward to sharing more women’s ministry ideas and tips with you in 2016!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,