“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” Luke 2:11
What is Christmas? If Advent is about waiting, anticipating, yearning, what is Christmas? Advent says the Baby is coming, but He isn’t here yet. During Advent Hope is on its way, but the yearning is still very real. Christmas is the response to that yearning.
To me, Christmas is the blessing of being with family, remembering, giving, and God’s promise fulfilled. Its joy, excitement, hope and delicious goodies. Christmas is remembering the love Jesus asked us to have for everyone. Christmas is giving. Sometimes we give things, and other times we offer the gift of service.
What Christmas isn’t is a date on the calendar. Sometimes the Christmas Spirit moves and all the waiting for the joy and hope is over. The time can come when family is together reading the Christmas story, goodies on the table, gifts under the tree and God’s love in the air. What a joyous, blessing of Christmas I celebrated with my brother’s family before returning to Ironwood this weekend. We found that this Christmas was right on time.
What is Christmas? It’s when we celebrate merrily with family and friends the gift our Heavenly Father gave to each of us: the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ.
P.S. Thank you to each member of my family for making this a memorable Christmas. Also, posts may be sporadic until I am able to obtain Wi-Fi at my new Ironwood home.