I was up before my son this morning. I woke up just before five, quietly went around getting some prep work done for Christmas Dinner today (my parents are coming out after service in Woodward). Things are brining well - it will be tasty.
And it's quiet.
Now, next year - well, Victor will be three by then, and he'll have a concept of Christmas Morning = presents (even though we aren't going to open until this afternoon when Grandma and Grandpa get here)... so I don't imagine I'll be having the quiet little morning then.
This could be my last quiet Christmas morning.
And even it I spent getting ready for dinner =o)
There is so much hoopla around Christmas, so many things that are going on. So much this or that. So many expectations - Sometimes they lead to a Sad and Lonely Christmas for many. Rarely do we get a chance to sit and pause and wonder and think. Over and over in Luke 2 we hear that Mary pondered these things.
Pause for just a moment.
God becomes Man. The Creator of the Universe, the Word which called all things into being, became Man. And why? So He could spend eternity hanging out with you.
Okay - so quiet Christmases in the days of Google and You-tube aren't what they used to be.
At any rate - wherever you may be this day, be it a day of busy joy, of sad reminiscing, of memories good or bad - Christ Jesus became Man to win you your salvation. Have a blessed Christmas.