With only four shopping days left until Christmas, we certainly find ourselves in the midst of the holiday season. Jolly Old St. Nick will be here before we know it! Of course, the hectic pace is one we self-impose on ourselves as we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of decorating for the holidays, shopping for that perfect gift, attending office parties or other gala events, and all too often forgetting the real reason to celebrate on December 25th.
Over 2,000 years ago a child was born who forever altered human history. For believers, that child was the Christ child, the Son of God.
Jesus’ birth is the reason for the season, and the message inherent in the Christmas Story is one of love and peace on earth. So celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy the festivities, good food and good cheer. But also pause to remember why the day is important.
For those of you following this blog, this will be my last entry for 2017. I’ll resume in the New Year. Merry Christmas!