Now, as we decorate our tree, each ornament holds a special memory that takes us back like the ghost of Christmas past. The difference between us and Ebenezer Scrooge is that our Christmas memories are happy.
We all have Christmas memories, some spread out well over half-a-century. Maybe you can identify with the words of the beautiful Christmas song --
Christmas joys all around me
Living in my memory
All of the music, all of the magic
All of the family home here with me
Precious moments, special people
Happy faces I can see
And, of course, there was Joseph and Mary. Unlike the rest of us, they did not hear the Christmas story second hand. They didn’t read about it. They lived it! For the rest of their lives they were able to give a firsthand account of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus.
As we reminisce on our many Christmas memories, let’s go all the way back to that first Christmas night. Let’s reflect on the many wonderful events surrounding the most miraculous and notable birth of all. Let’s pause as we consider the reason Christ was born. This Christmas, take time to remember.
Pastor Todd Weston