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Let's Have Christmas!
Years ago I was on the local church board. One of our responsibilities was to determine the church's Christmas gift to the pastoral staff. The treasurer had been discussing the finances of the church and then asked, "And what shall we do about Christmas?" Another member spoke up and said, "Let's have one!"
We all enjoyed the humor of that comment. But deep down inside my heart said, "Yes! Let's do!" I do not remember what the Christmas gifts to the staff were that year, but I sure remember that remark and who said it.
St. Luke gives us the wonderful story of Mary visiting her Aunt Elizabeth in Chapter 1. Elizabeth was in the sixth month of her pregnancy with John (vs. 36). Then, when Mary told her aunt about the visitation of the Holy Spirit, and the coming Messiah, "the babe leaped in her womb" (vs. 41). John, too, said, "Yes! Let's have one!"
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
-Ruth McLachlan Geddes
So, what shall we do about Christmas this year? Let's have one! Down in the very depths of our soul, let's have Christmas!
~ Nelson Bradford
Today's Scripture Readings*
Thank You for this opportunity to celebrate You!! Let us never again doubt that celebration of Your Love, Your Presence, and Your Son is not only helpful to us emotionally, but that it brings honor to You like no other celebration can ever do. Let our celebration not only be in what we have received, as precious as Your gift is. Let us celebrate by giving that Gift to those who are around us. Help us Father, as we take Jesus to the world.
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