Last year I wrote a short article entitled, “A Christmas wish.” With a few minor tweaks, I’d like to take a moment and re-run what was on this page one year ago.
For many of us, 2010 has been a difficult year when viewed from an economic perspective. Job insecurities are still running high, and though the economy is showing signs of life, danger remains and the damage will take time to repair.
That said, I’d like to take a moment to reflect.
Today is Christmas Eve, a time when many of us will finally slow down and spend time with family, while others will worship the birth of the Savior tonight at the church of their choosing. What a blessing!
Our culture is very hectic and fast-paced. Many businesses are open every day to accommodate busy lives. And some are open 24/7, yet we never seem to find the time to accomplish our to-do lists.
But as the sun goes down this evening, nearly all establishments will close, the roads will empty and we will have a chance to rest and consider what is really important to us.
So be thankful for the blessings that have come into your life, and be thankful in this dangerous world that some are on guard around the world tonight. And finally, have a safe, blessed and Merry Christmas.