When I was a little girl, I could not figure out what all the hoopla was about Santa Claus. As a child I loved the romance and danger of the ancient story of Joseph and Mary.
I was intrigued by the wonderful announcement of the singing angels to the shepherds and the tiny baby miraculously conceived. Then there were wise men who followed a shining star to where the child lived. They brought him wonderful exotic gifts.
There was even a jealous, deceitful king who sought after the child's life--yet miraculously, through the intervention of angels, the family escaped certain death.
I am still filled with awe and wonder as I consider the mystery and beauty of that wonderful old story.
Merry Christmas sweet Friends. May the beauty and mystery of the season fill your hearts with joy!