This was a very special Christmas. With all the stuff going on in the world that makes you want to curl up and hide, it was especially nice to think about Jesus and how he came into the world to be a fighter for justice, to show that love is a cure to all our woes, to help us see that being in relationship with God and with each other is heaven on earth.
Decorating the tree was great- I got to pray for so many people as I hung each ornament. The house looked cheery and I noticed that many people chose to decorate early this year. My guess is that like me, they needed something bright and happy to counter all the killing, abuse, violence and hatred in the world. Celebrating Christmas gives you strength and energy to make a difference in the world around you. I am grateful for my faith, for Jesus and the celebration of His birth. Worshiping with my church family was special this year.
I was surrounded by my dear wonderful family. It is fantastic having adult children who want to spend the Holidays with you. I am abundantly grateful for family and friends. I pray for all those who are lonely, grieving, or can’t enjoy Christmas for whatever reason. I wish them comfort. My prayer is for the deep peace of Christ to enter into their hearts to help them heal.