Ready or not, here it comes ~ it’s Christmas!
Christmas is a busy and exciting time – we prepare gifts for those we love and plan meals and special treats to share with family and friends – we spend more than we planned and eat more than we should but hopefully we do not forget the reason we celebrate – the gift of God – Jesus Christ – His only begotten Son – God manifest in flesh – the indescribable, unspeakable, gift – the Lamb of God.
He did not use a silvery box
Or paper green and red;
God laid His Christmas gift to me
Within a manger bed. —Prentice
As we make our preparations and plans, let us remember what it is we are celebrating – what Christmas is…and what it is not. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous celebration of Christ’s miraculous birth.
“It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
‘What if Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store?’
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”