Its nearly time, its almost here, will Santa come?
These are the thoughts of many as Christmas draws nearer,
its exciting to see the fairy lights and all the decorations
especially in the big stores. At home we try on a more
modest scale but its still exciting. All the family traditions
are there, who puts decorations on the tree and in what order.
Big decision, who sees to the milk and carrot for Santa and
Rudolph. Yes we are busy but have we forgotten something?
Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus. There were no lights
or tinsel in the stable, our Lord even had a manger instead
of a cot. Not for Mary and Joseph the big Christmas dinner,
no they celebrated in quiet reverence.
When the shepherds came Mary and Joseph were amazed, but
when the Three Kings arrived they were astounded. It is a magical
time of the year but we must not forget we receive Gods love freely
so we must remember the poor, the bereaved, the ill and the lonely.
To visit or give of your time and talents this Christmas Time
is lovely but what about the rest of the year?
Lets resolve to make every day “Just like Christmas”, bringing
joy and love by doing a small service, passing on a bright smile,
exchanging a cheery word, all simple things but so meaningful.
We ask these things in Jesus name,
Holy babe born in a stable. Amen