Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas: What To Say?

Here's my Christmas message from 2006. I think it's still appropriate.

"Do we go to your parents' house or mine?" "Where did you put the extra string of Christmas lights?" "Which stuffing recipe are you going to use?" "What would you like for Christmas?" "Where is my Christmas tie?" "Why doesn't this sweater fit anymore?"

Have these become the sounds of Christmas at your house? I hope not. As the blessed day sneaks up on us, I've wondered what to say to those of you who read my random jottings from time to time. What can I say that's new and inspirational? Finally, it dawned on me...I don't have to find something new. Better to stick with something written about 2700 years ago by the prophet, Isaiah. The words bring as much hope now as they did then. May it be ever so.

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned....For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

May you have God's peace in your heart, not just as you celebrate Christ's birthday, but every day in the year to come. Merry Christmas.

2 comments:

Crystal Laine Miller said...

I am plumb lazy sometimes (ha) but I'm behind in my blog reading (and writing) big time! I just wanted to say that I love this passage and it always bursts into my mind into song (I think in Amy Grant's voice that I imagine is my voice...) Thanks for this post.

Crystal Laine Miller said...

I am plumb lazy sometimes (ha) but I'm behind in my blog reading (and writing) big time! I just wanted to say that I love this passage and it always bursts into my mind into song (I think in Amy Grant's voice that I imagine is my voice...) Thanks for this post.