When Jesus was born and the celebrations began they didn't include food, or shopping; they consisted of angels singing and announcing his birth to the shepherds, and the shepherds hurrying to the place where he lay and then telling everyone they knew of the newborn King. Like Mary, let's ponder these things in our hearts and like the shepherds, make known the reason for our joy and our salvation.
Jesus was God's gift to us, wrapped in simple cloths but the greatest gift we could ever know! Do you know the reason for the season? Have you ever accepted that gift as your own? That is all it takes to become a child of God. You can find the whole account written in the Bible in the New Testament book of Luke, Chapter 2.
Merry CHRISTmas everyone!