Happy 3rd day of Christmas everyone.
In case you forgot…Christmas liturgically lasts 12 days. It’s not a one day celebration and then we move on. Actually…the joy of Christmas is something we should celebrate year-round. I’m not suggesting that you keep your Christmas tree up all year and not change out the Christmas music from your multi-disk CD player. What I am suggesting is that we remember all year round why Jesus was born for us. It is way to easy to pull down the decorations and move on after the accepted amount of time to have decorations up has passed. You see…the promise of Christmas is not just a one point in time kind of thing. The promise of Christmas is a light that shines in our dark world 24/7; 365 days a year. That is something worth celebrating all the time.
Saying “Merry Christmas” to a store clerk in February might produce a strange look but sharing the joy of Christ shouldn’t (but still might). So “Merry Christmas” to you this day and everyday as we bask in the glow of God’s love.
The pastor -|—