One of my quirks is to say “Merry Christmas” to people all year round. I have done this for years now and enjoy the responses. I started doing it because I always wanted the feeling of Christmas to remain in our hearts all year. The following quote is from Lynn who agrees with me. She sent me this email after Wednesday’s devotion. I asked her permission to share with you.
“As I was reading your devotion this a.m., I thought of something I said last night. We were watching TV and noticed how all the commercials now around Christmas time are so loving and heartfelt –(I’ll admit some have even brought a tear to my eye). But I said, “Why can’t they be like this all year? Why are commercials about home and love for just these two weeks and then bam –back to annoying loud whatever! Why can’t we have bell ringers all year and singing and doing nice things for each other and –why can’t we DO CHRISTMAS all year long- I am not talking all the gifts and food; I am talking about the Spirit of Christmas, the way everyone feels just better and full of faith and hope and wanting to do good deeds – why just for these few weeks?”
May Christmas for you not just be something that ends on December 26 but may the hope, peace, love and joy of the season remain in your hearts forever.
P.S. This will be the last devotion until after the New Year. I need to rest, reflect and prepare for 2018. If you would like to continue receiving devotions, I suggest you to go www.upperroom.org for their daily devotion.