Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How have you prepared to celebrate the birth?

It matters in your heart, how you prepare to remember the birth of a Savior, you won't feel right until it is - Christmas can become a chore, something you wish you weren't part of, something to get beyond and into the New Year, where we hope things are going to be so much better.

I hope that the idea of a child born to be the hero and sacrifice that I am not is a central part of your experience. I know that every child I meet, I expect great things from, and I am always most happy if I can get a little laughter, a smile for me, a chance to play in their world for a little bit. There are still wise men searching for the child, a savior, a ruler of the world a new King - seems that none of the current crop live up to their promise or promises. Flawed don't you know?

I have things to do in the yard and home, preparation for visitors more important than I, and I do it for my wife (who will always be more important than I). I have hung two stockings and looked up Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree, for I don't have any real visible preparations for the day, the economy isn't going to recover on my wild spending spree, only virtual gifts on farmville.

I wish you all the most important part of Christmas -- Love, real love and warmth and joy. If you get it, it will be there for many years down the road of time.


Old NFO said...

Concur Earl, we need to remember the REAL reasons and enjoy the love, warmth and joy of family during these holidays! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Long-time RN said...

Agreed. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoyed reading 'The Love of Christmas'. Merry Christmas to Mom too!