I don’t know how many of you woke to the cooing of two turtle doves on this second day of Christmas, but I pray you continue to experience the joy and wonder of this season.
Last week Deacon Vern observed that Christmas is:
- An event
- A spirit and
- A gathering.
Christmas is a celebration of an event which forever changed this world, God coming to us in the person of Jesus the Christ.
From this self-giving of God comes the “Christmas spirit” which prompts compassion and generosity.
And, just as the incarnation occasioned gatherings of angels and shepherds in awe and wonder, so Christmas, at whatever time or day it is celebrated in this season, is an occasion to gather to celebrate the blessings of family and friends.
I pray that you and your family enjoy a blessed Christmas. When and where ever you gather, as you remember Jesus’ birth, may God’s love continue to make its presence known in your life, and may the spirit of Christmas move you forward toward people who need to know light and hope, not just in this season, but each and every day.