The parcels for family and friends are mailed and the cards sent. The tree has been cut and decorated and presents are wrapped and placed underneath. The fancy tablecloths and doilies are ironed, waiting to decorate the tables. When am I going to stop this race towards the deadline of December 25? What are we celebrating when we get together with family and friends – the presents, or maybe the food?
Are we celebrating the real reason for the season – the birth of Jesus?
“For today… has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord.” – (Luke 2:11)
May this Christmas fill you with love and joy and the new year bring you peace and happiness!
– Addy Oberlin writes from Swan River, Manitoba