Christmas is more than a day. It’s more than a season.


Is your Christmas over? For many of us, it is. Plans are being made to pack away the trimmings and the gifts and t o have life go back to “normal”,  whatever that may look like. But this year I want to remember that Christmas is more than a day. It’s more than a season. It’s a way of living and loving overs.
So, join me and let’s … keep singing those carols, re-reading those Christmas stories and continue to give good gifts.

Every day you will meet someone who needs to hear about a child that has been born to the world:

Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King,
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconcile.
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
‘Christ is born in Bethlehem’
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail, the incarnate deity,
pleased as Man with to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Son of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that man no more may die,
born to raise the sons of earth,
born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

There are frightened, hurt, broken people in our neighborhoods and all over the world that need to hear the story of good news and joy:

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

And there are people in our families and who have surrounded us in life that need a special gift of:

  • a firm handshake to a shaky soul,
  • a kind word to a lonely person,
  • a warm smile to the disheartened,
  • a sincere concern for someone troubled,
  • a feeling of compassion for the neglected,
  • a comforting thought for the bereaved,
  • a respect for the dignity of others,
  • a defense of the rights of individuals,
  • and a word of witness to help a seeking soul.

May you also find the gift of Christmas every day of the year.

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