With the commercialization of Christmas, its real meaning is often obscured. If we aren’t careful, the tinsel and the wrappings will blot out the star and the straw of Bethlehem. What is the real meaning of Christmas?
• Christmas is for family. The song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is more than just a perennial favorite. It is the desire of almost every one of us.
• Christmas is for friends. Friendship is not about those you’ve known the longest. It is about those who came and never left your side. A friend is someone who walks in when everyone else walks out. And as Ann Landers said, “It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” So, remember them with a card or a call.
• Christmas is for Christ. Don’t forget whose birthday we celebrate. As the angel said, “Unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” Take time to worship him and give to the needy in his name.
Merry Christmas to you and yours from the Paul W. Powell Legacy Library team!