This time of year is funny like that.
We listen to the carols Have a holly, jolly Christmas and It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yet, for some, that is so very far from reality.
Can a Christmas still be merry?
You may have nothing to unwrap, and yet everything to receive and embrace. OR, you may have everything you wished for, yet settling to delight in the gift rather than the Giver.
‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope! The weary world rejoices!
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born…
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name!
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
We have so much to celebrate!
Even when this time is not what we would have planned.
It’s not about what is happening around us.
But the Hope beyond this, the Joy within. His joy, my strength.
May this Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace be as near and dear to you as you are to Him.
Wishing you a very merry celebration of the greatest Gift!