It's been a hectic Christmas season.  Either that or I'm getting old and I'm not about to admit that.  Seems I've been in slow motion and everything refuses to cooperate.  Failed lights, blow ups that won't stand up, a tree stand gave way last night and I had to put up half the tree again. 
But guess what -- none of that will steal my joy for I know the true meaning of Christmas.  Christ came to earth over two thousand years ago to deliver me from my sin and for that I'm thankful.  Last week our cantata sang about Emmanuel -- just one of the many names by which our Savior is called. 
This year as you gather with your family, take time to thank God for sending His Son. And if you don't know Him as your personal Savior, consider accepting the gift He wants you to have.

Merry Christmas to everyone and may 2011 bring the fulfillment of all your dreams.