Few people can deny that it is the happiest season of the year. Everywhere you go folks are chirpy and the atmosphere around us seems to have quickly escalated into an exciting time. It’s a joy just watching the expressions of little kids excitedly tug at their parents hands as their roving eyes catch a glimpse of toys in the Christmas retail windows displays.
The Christmas season brings out the most beautiful display of lights everywhere and there’s a big hustle and bustle around the towns. Folks are volunteering their time to work at food banks, hospitals are seeing exciting kids opening up gifts that were dropped off by good Samaritans, the displaced citizens are smiling and singing along to happy songs as for many of them it’s their first descent meal in a warm and cozy place.
From the home to the market place to the business places to the office to the hospitals everyone is celebrating in some way the happiest season of the year. It’s hard to drive by and not notice the beautiful display of Christmas trees and the frosty snowman and hear the music of Christmas carols ringing through the air.
It’s hard to deny that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year even if Mr Grinch makes his appearance. Regardless if some folks decide to change Christmas to X-mas one thing no one can deny is that Christmas is in the air again and the world is falling in love. Every song you hear says, “Merry Christmas.”
So what’s the true meaning of the joy and happiness around Christmas time? It started way back before anyone of us was born. One cold wintry night while shepherds were out in the field keeping watch over their flocks at night, an angel of the Lord appeared to them by a bright light and they were afraid. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for ALL the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
From the day that the first heavenly host appeared with the angel praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those who His favor rests” the excitement has not stopped over two thousand years ago. People everywhere are still worshiping Jesus Christ who is a wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace.
Without denial … It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. May The Prince of Peace, the wonderful Counselor be the Head of our Homes, the Unseen Guest at every meal, and the Silent Listener to our conversations. ‘Do not be afraid’ seems to be the message of all times from the night our Savior was born to this present day. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for ALL people – A Savior is born, He is the Messiah, the Lord.
Wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful Christmas season … let the bells ring out, let northern lights keep bringing excitement to all, and may the true meaning of Christmas JESUS THE CHRIST continue to add joy and no sorrow.
Today is my last blog for 2019 and I wish to say a hearty and appreciative ‘THANK YOU’ for being a major part of my journey. I’m praying for each and everyone of you and I look forward to connecting with you once again in January 2020.
Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous NEW YEAR to you and your household.