I’m pretty certain very few people will read today’s blog. Santa and Mrs. Claus might, but other than that most everyone else will be too busy with Christmas. There will be presents to open and caroling to be done. There will be scary ghost stories and tells of the glories of Christmases long ago! Why? Because it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!!!
Everyone will be traveling home for the holidays because there’s no place like home for the holidays. For no matter how far away you roam, when you pine for a friendly gaze, for the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home. There Grandma and Grandpa may be waiting with your dad and mom by the front door. Perhaps your favorite uncle will be there or your brother who got leave from the military. Or maybe it’s just your grampa walking across the street. In any event, family will be together enjoying each other’s company, playing games, and eating Christmas Dinner together.
Remember, today to show love to those around you! Listen, take them seriously, and put away the electronic devices while you are talking with those around you.
Most of all, take a moment to reflect on all that we have prepared this Advent. Welcome the infant Lord Jesus into your heart. He is knocking. Will you open the door of your heart to him? This is what we have prepared for. All Advent we have eagerly awaited his coming in the past, present, and future. He has now arrived in the past as we remember his birth on that day so very, very long ago. And he is here now standing in our midst. He is here with the power to heal our broken hearts and the grace to forgive the wrongs we have made. If we say yes to him today, then we will be ready for his Second Coming.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!! God bless us, everyone!