Recently, I watched one of those romantic Christmas holiday films. The theme was on the traditional Christmas. There was a long list of necessities: 1) Trim a tree; 2) Bake cookies; 3) Build a gingerbread house; 4) Make a snowman; 5) Wrap presents, etc. The movie was full of the warm cozy snow scenes in a village of Christmas lights and decorations that make Christmas special, but something was missing.
It wasn't until the next day, I realized what it was. The birth of the Christ, or the real reason for celebrating Christmas was not mentioned.
Years ago, I remember heading down the Daytona International Speedway to do some Christmas shopping. So many things needed to be done to get ready, my thoughts were scattered until I spotted a large billboard of the manger with these bolden words:
REMEMBER TO KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS.
Throughout the seasons of the year, the light shines the brightest during the dark winter months. It's wonderful to share love and joy with family and friends, but also to set aside some quiet contemplative time to reflect, in gratitude and love, on the true meaning of Christmas, and God's gift of love and joy to the world.
Wishing you a joyful, peaceful day with the Angels.
Love and blessings,