Our radios at work play KOST 103.5FM and a song I hadn’t heard came up. It was a really sad song and made me wonder why such a sad song would be played during such a festive season. Anyhow, a quick search online found the song and lyrics and I now understand how beautiful the song is.

Christmas Shoes
Artist: Bob Carlisle
Album: Other Songs

It was almost Christmas time
There I stood in another line
Trying to buy that last gift or two
I’m really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me
Was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing around like little boys do
And in his hands he held
A pair of shoes

And 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

Sir I wanna buy these shoes for my Momma 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 will make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful
If Momma meets Jesus, tonight.

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