Christmas is truly magic. It enables all of us to see, feel and comprehend how our creator wants us to live and act during the year, and throughout our entire lives. It is a simple and wondrous lifestyle.
Simple rules consisting of basic behavior that allows Christmas to work its magic year around if only we could bring ourselves to do so.
About this time of year, when the magic birthday (Christmas) is drawing near, folks seem to change into innocent and benevolent children. People smile at one another, are prone to help each other, are concerned for each others welfare and happiness.
The love for our neighbor is demonstrated with generosity and expressed with happy and sincere actions of goodwill.
Of course, we all know or have known the Ebenezer scrooge type.
Remember the “bah humbug” phrase?
Generally speaking, those folks secretly look forward to Christmas, but maybe, just maybe they would rather receive than give.
Then again, I hope I am wrong.
I like to think they will become like the old, loveable and crochetey Ebenezer on Christmas morning.
The remarkable change from a stingy and gruff merchant to a happy, loving and generous citizen over night.
That is the magic, I believe, was the aim of the story that Charles Dickens portrayed so very well in his delightful “A Christmas Carol”.
Our friends here in Wisconsin, along with all our Christian friends across this great land, celebrate the greatest event of all.
The promise of eternal life in a place filled with happiness, brought about by the birth of Jesus, who was born in a humble stable signifying that all who believed and wish to could inherit the kingdom of Heaven and eternal life.
I called it magic. It isn’t magic, but it is God’s Way of showing us a better way of life.
Welcoming everyone, even those who reject Him at times.
It is a wonderful time in spiritual magic that we experience every year.
Remember Christmas Eve in WW I; German and allied troops stopped fighting and joined each other singing traditional Christmas songs.
That was the hand of God showing a better way to peace.
Merry Christmas, everyone. May God bless us all!