It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Chapter 12, Page 29, Book 12
Christmas is a gift of love wrapped in human flesh and tied securely with the strong promises of God.
Christmas is angelic music in the form of a carol and oratorio with a celestial descant.
Christmas is a man on duty tending sheep, or machine,
Christmas is a tall green tree which serves as festive altar for any household
Christmas is an altar to which man can bring his heartache for comfort,
Christmas is the sparkle of anticipation and the steady light of faith
Christmas is glory to God, good will to man, and joy to the world.
Christmas is peace on earth for those who accept it and live in unity with God's will.
who senses the upward call and stops to worship.
which discovers the true meaning behind it all.
Christmas is a ringing bell calling a distraught humanity to gladness and hope.
Christmas is a glowing hearth gently placed in the winter of man's loneliness.
his lostness for guidance, and his sin for forgiveness.
in the eyes of a little child as he hears the old, old story.
Christmas is the shining star of hope in the sky of all mankind.
Christmas is more than words can tell,
for it is a matter for the heart to receive, believe and understand.
5th Day of Christmas, December 29th
There truly are a lot of things that the word Christmas encompasses. Christmas is a celebration that outdoes all the others. We prepared for it for weeks. I think it would be a shame if we ended the celebration on December 25th. It deserves at least these 12 days, if not more. We need to keep that shining star of hope shinning all through the year.