And the season of Christmas is upon us.
It is a time for Traditions,
passed lovingly from one generation to the next;
A time for Reflection,
as another year ends and a new one begins;
A time of Joy and Adoration,
as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord;
A time for the Music of Christmas,
that warms our hearts and stirs our souls;
A time for Gathering -- of families, friends, and loved ones;
And a time to Remember those who are no longer with us,
but who will always live in our hearts and in our memories;
A time for Hope and a time for Peace ... and a time for remembering
with sincere gratitude our servicemen and women who risk their lives
every day so that we may continue to have Hope and Peace.
The Season of Christmas is a time for Prayer and Thanksgiving, and I'd like to share this Christmas Prayer, which, I think, says it all ...
Lord, we welcome You into our hearts and homes.
Bless us with Your peace,
Fill us with Your joy, and
Surround us with Your love.
We celebrate You and thank You for coming. Amen.