At this time of year, most people are scurrying around trying to finish last-minute shopping to buy Christmas presents for their friends and families. When I was a child, all the presents were a huge deal, but now, with even our grandchildren grown, our shopping has devolved into a matter of sending money and/or gift cards to our kids and grandkids and Blue Mountain e-cards to other relatives and friends.
That de-emphasis on gifting, however, doesn’t mean the season means any less to me. After all, the point of the season is remembering the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ll be going to my mother’s assisted living home Christmas morning to read the story of His birth from Luke 2, and I’ll be giving a lot of thought to Him. I hope, along with your Christmas shopping and family dinner and gift-unwrapping, you’ll pause now and then to reflect on the true reason for this season.
As you may or may not know, my wife had a hip replaced last week, and I’m using that, along with the demands of the season, as an excuse to take a bit of time off. I won’t be posting this Friday or next Tuesday. See you back here Friday, January 2. In the meantime, have a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
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