December 24, 2013

>> Merry Christmas!

"Silent night, holy night.
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace."
You look outside and through the darkness you see it.
The pure white snow falling to the ground. Dancing in circle after circle till the snowflakes land, one on top of another.
Soon the ground is covered
and everything is white.
As the snow falls everything is quiet.
The noises of the cars and the people are soon muffled by the freshly fallen snow.
If you were to walk outside, the ground would be gleaming.
A  few days later, you can feel it - the excitement in the air.
Christmas Eve is here! The last few preparations are finished and everything is ready.
 People start to gather at a little church for the Christmas Eve service.
It is time.
It is time to remember why we really celebrate Christmas.
It's not just so we can open presents and spend time with family.
Not so we can eat a big Christmas dinner and decorate the house.
It is to celebrate the birthday of a King.
But this King didn't come like a normal King.
He came in the form of a tiny, helpless, little baby.
A baby who would grow up, become a man, and give His life for something that He did not do.
and as Linus says to Charlie Brown:
"That is what Christmas is all about..."

Merry Christmas!
Anna Rose

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