Thursday, December 20, 2012
Strange times we live in. As I write this, people around here are looking for our first measurable snow. Christmas music fills the air, and simultaneously, folks are making apocalypse jokes (ahem) like there's no tomorrow. Strong political rhetoric is polarizing many of us into factions. (heavy sigh) And oh, the pain from a recent senseless and disturbing tragedy still hurts us deeply.
May you find joy and hope in the ultimate Source. A Christmas wreath reminds me very much of a crown of thorns. We celebrate the long awaited coming of the Messiah, remember his death, resurrection and ascension, and look forward to his return. Where do you stand with Jesus?
Let me leave you with a lighter thought. I thoroughly enjoy holiday music at Christmas. Some of my favorites are the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller's Fum Fum Fum is outstanding, and I like hearing the Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy duet with David Bowie and Bing Crosby. My number one favorite is when I'm alone in the car singing O Holy Night (while no one can hear me). That song has such dynamic passion! And finally, if I could, I would pipe through some Christmas scents for you. Cinnamon, peppermint, hot cocoa, pine from the tree...
Merry Christmas! (hug)