With the holidays over, I find myself in need of rest. Gifts have found new homes on shelves.Wreaths have returned to storage.Holiday dinnerware has been neatly stacked in out-of-the-way cabinets.Ornaments are yet again boxed, and the tree has been smashed and packed…
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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 of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
The funniest things pop from the back seat sometimes. Driving home from the mall, Faith and I were listening to Christmas music. The radio station played an excerpt from Charlie Brown’s Christmas during a commercial break.
Charlie Brown said, “Doesn’t anyone know what Christmas is all about?” Faith pipes up from the back seat with the wisdom of a four-year-old and the sass of one who’s sixteen and said, “Well, if he went to church he would know. ‘Cause when you go they’ll tell you it’s all about Jesus.” And I promise you she did the little neck roll head bob when she drawled out “Jesus.” You said it, girlfriend!
Enjoy Charlie Brown! And remember what Christmas is all about – it has nothing to do with malls.