The December wind chilled the air, the streets were silent; no one seen or heard. The shoppers have finished their gift buying, the stores closed for the night; hoping the new day will bring new shoppers and greater profits. Most homes have decorations of lights shining off their winter coat of white. A festive atmosphere permeates even the smallest hamlet and village. The air waves ring with songs of joy and good will to men, stockings hung by the chimney, and silver Bells.
Preparations for a special feast to celebrate the season are underway, family and friends have been invited to share this special day; some come from far some from near, but; all looking forward to Christmas cheer. The children anticipating Santa’s coming find it hard to wait, the cookies and milk are ready; everyone is sung in bed with the dreams of presents dancing in their heads. Have we forgotten the reason for the season? The importance of the Holy Child, born during this season to save all mankind.
A babe lying in a feeding troth as animals reverently keeping vigil, no sound from the stable not one single cry; yet, the angels fill the heavens with their sweet lullaby. Joy to the world the Lord has come, let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare him room, while heaven and nature sing. Not every heart is happy, some have no reason to smile; their homes are cold and lonely, the tables are bare, and no family or friends gather there. Some are blessed with shelter, away from the blistering winds.
Some huddle together to keep each other warm, sharing only the love they hold in their hearts. This is why the Holy Child came, to change the fate of man; to live a life of sacrifice, show love no man can explain, and to find and reclaim the lost in his Father’s name. The lame shall walk, the blind shall see and not one eye shall shed one single tear. While you celebrate the season, as family and friends gather in your homes; think of those who are all alone, homeless, and without food or warmth. Allow the love of the Holy Child shine from your hearts. This Christmas season think of someone other than yourself.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace