A Christmas Eve thought.
Many years have come and gone since HIS celebrated birth,
one still shrouded in mystery and legend.
The day that an angel uttered, "PEACE on EARTH, GOODWILL to MEN!"
And throughout the more than nineteen centuries, this Christmas baby,
has been busy balancing heaven and earth.
Reconciling disputes and conflicts.
Bringing justice where ever injustice reigns, shedding light
in the darkness of lives, making dreams realities,
and building PEACE on EARTH.
And though PEACE lately seem distant with a world at war and many
innocents dying each day in Iraq and Afghanistan.
With a world filled with grief and sadness, disease and death.
We must not forget that GOD is there as HE is right here,
in the midst of all these things occurring around us on earth.
Eternally hopeful that our FAITH will show us a glimpse of the heaven
that awaits us all.
Let this Bethlehem baby born so long ago be reborn in our own lives.
HE was made real a long time ago.
HE is made real today, in my life, in your life,
and in the lives of all who believe.
A baby sent to bridge our earthly journey,
and our future home in heaven.
May we continue to BELIEVE, learn to follow HIS examples,
seek to live as HE lived, to LOVE as HE loved, and to SERVE as HE served.
For when we take HIM into our hearts, when HIS way becomes our way,
when we allow HIS truth to touch us… then GOD is made real in us.
This CHRISTMAS bring your loved ones close, treasure your family,
reach out to your friends, your colleagues and neighbors,
and let's celebrate HIS birth!
May CHRISTMAS always be a reflection of your values,
affections and traditions.
May we always be filled with GRATEFUL thoughts,
be more FORGIVING and ever APPRECIATIVE
of all the GIFTS we have.
Make it a FELIZ NAVIDAD!