It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It really is. There will be bright Christmas lights dancing in our streets, festive boughs and ribbons in our homes, cookies and candies that appear only in December, the most glorious music, loving friends and family back home from Timbuctoo, or perhaps exciting holiday travels to loved ones afar. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year because God seems so close to us at Christmas. It’s not that God isn’t close to us at other times of the year, but it is true that we come closer to God. We are more aware of God’s presence. We come with shepherds and wise men looking for the miracle of God among us and then we sing God’s praises with the angels when we discover anew that God has come looking for us!
God bless you at this most wonderful time of the year. May you be filled with the wonder of Mary and the love of Joseph for the baby who is born to us. God has crept among us in this little one.
Peace to you and yours at Christmas,