And then there is the beautiful song, Cindy Lou Who sang, "Where are you Christmas?"
Where are you looking for Christmas this year? Are you searching among the tinsel?
Surely Christmas is among the wreaths, tress, glitter and glitz.
Are you searching for Christmas in a retail maze of gifts or surfing the vast web for the perfect present?
Surely Christmas is in the midst of all those wrappings and bows.
Are you searching for Christmas at parties and dinners--in the company of family and friends?
Surely Christmas is the delicious food and good company of others.
Are you waiting for Santa to bring you Christmas?
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Surely Christmas is in the magic of the jolly old elf bringing toys down the chimney.
Where are you looking for Christmas?
Much of what makes Christmas special is wrapped in the legacy of Christmas's past. Those special moments which seared out hearts with sweet memories. For me that includes-
A stroll under the star filled winter sky in the crispness of the evening--with silent and quiet surrounding me.
A hushed candlelight service filled with carols and wonder in the reverence of the silent night.
The glow in the eyes of my children and grands over the years as they glimpsed upon the magic of Christmas.
The good company of family and friends--filled with laughter, chatter, and general good cheer.
But most especially---I found Christmas--
And a Christmas Night, I will always remember---when I paused in the quietness of my own Silent Night
To remember the glory of that First Christmas Night!
Today in the town of David, A Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.