- was he like us?
WHEN JESUS WAS A KID
It’s Christmas time again and the mall is really weird
Everyone gets stressed out Christmas shopping every year
I have to stop and wonder, looking at my Christmas list
When Jesus was a kid, would He be doing this?
I know He was a baby, but did He ever cry?
Did Jesus wet His diapers or were they always dry?
Did He use a bottle before He used a cup?
Did Jesus throw things on the floor for Mary to pick up?
Bridge: Did Mary ever spank him? Does the Bible say?
Did Jesus scream and holler when things didn’t go His way?
I know He was a baby, but I wonder what He did
When He was about, my age, ... when Jesus was a kid?
Did He have birthday parties? I like to think He might
But then I have to wonder, well, like, who did He invite?
Were there other kids in bathrobes who played tag the
way we do?
Was He bummed out when His birthday gifts said “Merry
Bridge: Did Jesus put on sunscreen, or did He wear a floppy
Living in a desert, you can sunburn, (snap!), just like that!
And He prob’ly hated eating “camel milk with mushy peas”
Or can Saviors just get out of eating gross things when They
N’He prob’ly hoped His Dad would let Him have a B-B gun
I mean His father Joseph, you know, not the other One
It’s not like it’s a war toy, Jesus wouldn’t hurt a flea
And He’d never point at anyone, He’d be as safe as me!
Bridge: And if His mother found it, she wouldn’t make a scene
She’d NEVER hide it in the attic, no, she was NOT that mean
He wanted “Peace On Earth” and “Good Will” to kids
I mean He was a kid Himself, so I’m sure He really did
Bridge: We fight wars and we spill oil, we mess up the sand
I bet a kid like Jesus prob’ly wouldn’t understand
He’d see us Christmas shoppers trying hard to close our eyes
To the homeless people sleeping near expensive stuff we buy
Bridge: I might be wrong, but I’m a kid too, so I might be right
If we asked that kid Jesus, “Is all this stuff all right?
Can we buy Christmas spirit if we spend lots of dough?”
Well I think that kid Jesus, would just say “No!”
Christmas isn’t about shopping, it’s about the way we care
It’s thinking “What would that kid Jesus do if He was here?”
So if some kid you know, messes up some thing they did,
Remember, Jesus was a human too, when He was a kid
Bridge: Acting like a kid at Christmas, should not be a sin
Remember when we do it, we’re only acting just like Him
So this Christmas, let’s just BE NICE to each other, don’t
When Jesus was a kid, He was a lot like you and me!
When Jesus was a kid, He needed love like you and me!
Written by Peter Alsop, ©1991, Moose School Music (BMI)
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