What Would You Give Jesus for Christmas— A Dog?

What would you give Jesus for Christmas?
What would you give Jesus for Christmas?

When I first read the following poem, “Gift To Jesus— A Dog”, I was quickly drawn to the delightful idea of giving a gift to Jesus, and that gift being a dog! I wish someone had given Jesus a dog as devoted and sweet as all the dog’s I’ve known. This is a photo of one of my dogs, snuggling with me. Her fervent love, adoring eyes, and unwavering friendship has always been an incredible comfort. Join with me in imagining a very special gift to Jesus, with this heart-warming poem by Jane Sears.


Gift To Jesus— A Dog , by Jane L. Sears

I wish that someone had given little Jesus

a dog as loyal as mine

to sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes

and adore Him for being divine.

As Our Lord grew to manhood, His own faithful dog

would have followed Him all through the day

while he preached to the crowds and made the sick well

and knelt in the Garden to pray.

It is sad to remember that Christ went away

to face death alone and apart,

with no tender dog following close behind

to comfort its Master’s heart.

And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,

how happy He would have been

as His dog kissed

His hand and barked its delight

for the One who died for all men!


Warm Christmas wishes to all!

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9 thoughts on “What Would You Give Jesus for Christmas— A Dog?

  1. I had to smile, picturing Jesus’ dog. I love dogs – their loyalty, their affection, wanting to be with you constantly, their unconditional acceptance … Kind of describes the kind of followers we should be! (>Lightbulb!<) Let's give Jesus OURSELVES for His birthday. 😉

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    1. Yup! Light bulb LOL! That’s the premise of my new book, to be released January 31st! Will you consider offering an endorsement for it?? I love the way you express yourself. If you think you might be able to let me know. I’ll email you 🤗

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