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'The Christmas Shoes' - Heartbreaking Song From NewSong - Staff Picks

Christian group NewSong released the touching song ‘The Christmas Shoes’ in 2000. Since that time, this special tune has sparked a book and a television movie. The song tells the story of a man doing some last minute Christmas shopping. While he’s standing in line to checkout, a little boy steps up to the cashier with a pair of shoes. As he counts out his money, the boy realizes that he does not have enough. That is when he shares the heartbreaking reason he needs them so bad. ‘Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, 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 would make her smile And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight’ After hearing this, the stranger decides to give the little boy the rest of the money for the shoes. The man knew that this inspiring child had been placed in front of him for a reason. ‘I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love As he thanked me and ran out I knew that God had sent that little boy To remind me just what Christmas is all about’ Christmas is truly about the spirit of giving and honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ. ‘The Christmas Shoes’ is a classic song that reminds us all of the real reason for the season.