In all the busy stuff at this time of year, it is nice to have gentle reminders of why we are celebrating. This past Saturday night we had our church Christmas party. We usually have a big turkey dinner followed by some carols and children singing. This year however, it was very simple. Everyone brought soup, or dessert and rolls & butter were provided. It was a lovely meal and a lot less work for so many people. After dinner we watched a program which took individual characters from the Nativity and they each spoke and explained the symbols of Christmas.
Rebekah was Mary
Her husband, Alex, was Joseph
At the end of the evening, our young children sang
The simplicity of it all brought to mind how simple His birth was. Yet that simplicity impacted the world in a way that meant it would never be the same again. Whether you believe in the Christmas story or not, I hope you will be touched by the special spirit which is abundant at this time of year - the spirit of Christ. May we all think on this as we scurry around to prepare for Christmas and take time to ponder the birth of the baby in Bethlehem.