Can Christmas be upon us already? It seems that it was just a short time ago that I took down the decorations from last year. How it has changed from when I was a child. Then, Christmas had this magical quality that filled the house with good smells and wonderful gatherings of family and friends.
The house was beautifully decorated and I would lie under the Christmas tree looking up at the brightly colored lights and be amazed at the wonder of it all. Being the pastor’s kid, there was all the church activities and services and like every other child I struggled to learn my lines for the annual program. Looking back on it now I realized that I have very little to do with the Christmas season happening. Mostly, I had to take a bath, dress nicely and show up.