Of all the times of year, Christmas is the most joyous to me.
I cannot conceive another time of year in which I might recline by the soul-piercing warmth of the fire, sipping a cup of rich hot chocolate, and listen to a gleeful tune about roasting chestnuts or taking a sleigh ride through the pure white snow. I love to watch the sparkling ribbons, the glittering ornaments, and the twinkling lights go up upon a Christmas tree that wafts the smell of fresh pine through my house.
I cannot recall another time of year in which I spend time with my family, laughing at the memory of Christmases past, whilst I lovingly arrange little ceramic houses into a little village. The tiny stain glass windows of the snow-laden church light up in anticipation for the coming holiday. Inanimate though they are, I can almost hear the plastic carolers release Yuletide tunes into the air. I envy the snow in which they lift up their joyous song, even as I shake a snow globe, watching the flickers of white swirl inside the glass.
Yes, these all are wonderful things that I cherish in my heart, but even in the midst of the laughter, I remember the starry night many years ago that changed history's course. One brilliant star, a host of angels, and the decree of a ruler brings peasants, shepherds, and kings all under one, dirty roof. Surrounded by animals and hay, they all gather round a horses' trough, a sparkle of wonder and, perhaps, surprise in their eyes. A little child, wrapped snugly in linen, sleeps in the midst of this most unusual assembly in a most unusual place.
Gifts they lay before him--a king, they say, He is. Yet he does not stir--God in flesh, they hear, He is. A child like any other child, frail and weak? Indeed, but the Savior of the world, the skies declare, He is.
My Savior, I know, He is.
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