Bob Carlisle Christmas Shoes

It was almost Christmas time

There I stood in another line

Trying to buy that last gift or two

Not 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”

They counted pennies for what seemed like years

And the cashier says, “Son, there’s not enough here”

He searched his pockets franticly

Then he turned and he looked at me

And he said, “Momma made Christmas good at our house

Most years she just did without

Tell me sir, what am I gonna do

Somehow I gotta buy her these Christmas shoes”

So I laid the money down

I just had to help him out

And I’ll never forget the look on his face

When he said, “Momma’s gonna look so great”

“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”

I knew I 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 what Christmas is all about

“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

I want her to look beautiful if momma meets Jesus tonight”