I wish a blessed and joyous Christmas to each and every one of you!
For thousands of years, God reached out to touch God's people. He brought the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt and tried to teach them His ways. He spoke to Moses. He gave us law and prophets. He sent floods and other catastrophes to try to get our attention. God has always been faithful to us, his often faithless people.
And then, two thousand years ago, God sent Jesus! This ultimate act of love was not without its pitfalls. Not everyone recognized this Jesus whose very name meant salvation. In a few months, we Christians will remember just how very wrong this act could be and, just days after that, how very good this act could be.
Today, in every gift, in each smiling face, we can see the face of a gracious and loving God who sent the tiny baby we celebrate. We can see the tiny baby who was sent to change our lives!
Have a Holy Day!