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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2009

It’s Christmas Eve, but I almost like Christmas Eve better than Christmas day.

On Christmas Eve we go to some of the best church services we get to enjoy all year. On Christmas Eve we read Luke 2 and watch classic movies and spend time with loved ones. On Christmas Eve we play games together and share meals, even if it’s only to distract little ones from presents. On Christmas Eve all of the hustling and bustling and wrapping and planning and singing and baking is done (hopefully), and we can be still and know that He, who was born in a barn in a forgotten town and laid to sleep in a feeding trough, is God. And hopefully it snows.

On Christmas day we have to wake up early even though we have the day off, and temper anxious children, and hope that our gifts are appreciated or needed, and try to keep the peace between distant relatives who don’t get along. We have to rush from one side of the family to the next.

So today, relax. Reflect. Read the first few chapters of Luke. Watch a Christmas movie with your family. And if you’re in the northwest Chicago suburbs, come and celebrate with us from 6 to 7 PM at Church in the Word (5:30 to 7:30 if you want to catch Grace rocking her harp before hand and have some eggnog afterwards).

Praying deeper revelation of Christ’s love for all of you tonight. Merry Christmas!

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