Black Friday. Cyber Monday.
If people enjoyed giving and receiving gifts,
it might make Christmas healing in some way.
But most do not.
Many feel obligated to spend too much for too many.
Is it because we have forgotten to be thankful and filled with awe at the gift of Christ,
at the gift of our being able to love even if we do not feel loved?
A young boy kept coming out of his bedroom during a lightning storm
to stand at his parents' bedroom door.
"No need to be afraid, honey," said the sleepy mother. "God is with you."
"I need someone with skin on," he sobbed.
We all do at some point in our lives.
to give us someone with skin on.
But what if we do not believe in Christ
or any God during Christmas?
For one month out of 12,
Christmas Season gives so many a chance to bless those around us
in ways that warm not only the receiver but the giver as well.
Giving someone a needed gift is like giving them a fragrant rose.
Some of the perfume stays with you.
If for one month out of the year,
we find ourselves remembering the magic and innocence of childhood dreams --
Christmas has still given us
a special present.
WISHING ALL OF YOU
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!