Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Ever wonder why Christmas should be "merry" and the New Year "happy"?  Either way, God gives us reason to enjoy his presence as we celebrate Jesus' birth.  Today the world of commerce grinds to a halt, and most of those blessed with a job enjoy a day off.

This year we have had a white Christmas, with snow on the ground, deep enough to outlast the inch of rain today.  All those Christmas specials that talk about snow have really hit home this year.

I feel like the most blessed person in the world, able to enjoy the fellowship of friends and family, celebrating the birth of Jesus.

In our family Christmas tradition, it was my younger daughter's turn to create a cross for our Christmas cross collection.  She had taken photos of our new home, printed them out and shaped them into a cross on which she wrote, "God is Good."  After our brunch today, we all gathered around as we opened the box containing this work of art.  It served as the most poignant moment of the day, a reminder that the Baby in the manger grew up to surrender his life so that we could have a relationship with him.

There is no greater blessing than knowing Him.