It's the week of Christmas and all through the home, is the patter of feet from a small city gnome. The ribbon is strewn on the floor without care, I find slippers and wonder if his feet are now bare.
It's windy and dark and really quite cold, I wonder if he'd mind if his slippers were sold?
Maybe I'll keep them for my little boy, though they're not as exciting as a shiny new toy.
Ok yes, I'm just being silly. This has been, bay far, the most relaxing Christmas we have ever had. I do miss some traditions that we didn't partake in this year, but it wasn't because we refused, these things simply weren't here. I see friends all over Facebook talk about huge Christmas events and choirs and our little town didn't have much at all. I think my whole town is somewhat stepping back a bit this Christmas and just taking it easy with their families.
Do I dare say this??? It doesn't even seem like Christmas. We have the tree up, the baked goods being mixed, the house has the aroma of breads and cookies, presents are wrapped, lights are up, but it doesn't seem like Christmas. Maybe all the years before we were just so wrapped up in the outer appearances of Christmas, that maybe we didn't have the down to earth Christmas intact. Has Christmas become an idol to people instead of a season of remembrance of our Lord?
Christmas is not an idol to us anymore, it's a manifestation of His love for mankind and we get to partake in this fellowship and communion of Christ among one another.
Luke 2:10 "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."
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