I woke early this morning. Made my way to my chair, where each morning I study and pray for an hour, to get my day started. This morning I am focused on admiring the tree… the presents… and to ponder this holy day of our Saviors’ birth. For some today is about presents. For some it’s about lights. For some the food is what brings joy and still others it’s about family. As I look at the evergreen foliage, covered with decorations, I see a tree that stays alive even in the harshest of winters… During the coldest season of the year, it endures. To me the tree represents our Savior, and his love that abides during every cold and brutal season of our life. The decorations remind me of how he has blessed our lives, not only with material things, but with the favor of his love. In the lights I see the burning love he has for his people. His people who no matter how they live their life, his light shines from the center of their soul. In the presents I see the gift that he gives of unending forgiveness and salvation. But mostly I see him, in each person, that finds a little more happiness during this time of year. I pray we find him in everything we see, touch or hear. I pray that we find his love in others and that they in us. A love that grows, because of him, for everyone. Not just during this season… but all year long. 1 Thessalonians 3:12
Merry Christmas to you and your family!