We're on the cusp of holiday celebrations this morning. 29 people arrive for dinner this afternoon and then it's one gathering after another through Tuesday. So if I don't get a chance to sit at my computer before Christmas, "Happy Jesus' Birthday" to you. To quote the words of God's messengers: "Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests" (Luke 2:14, NIV). I am glad for that peace with God. This time of year, whatever the reason, often brings strife and chaos; close-up views of difficult relationships. But none of that is outside of God's control. I'm thinking it's all a good reminder of why Jesus had to come to earth. To bring peace with God, if not our fellow man. May that peace come to rest on your home this Christmas.
Okay, a quick public service announcement, partly to remind myself. Charge those video cameras today if you want to capture the delight on Christmas morning. Check your stash of batteries so those remote-control cars have power and talking dolls can babble. Enough film in the camera (what am I thinking in this digital age? How about that memory card? Got enough room?)? Now go enjoy your Christmas!