If nothing else today, step back from all your holiday activity. Sit down with a cup of something warm and savor the lyrics of some beautiful hymns and allow yourself to reflect on the truth and love behind this season. We can lose sight of the heart behind Christmas – God’s heart of love for each of us. But, in an instant, like the man in the pool, like the man who begged at the gates, like the woman who dared touch the edge of his cloak, we can touch Him and remember, and even, like them, receive healing, joy and peace.
After attending our local Chorale’s performance which included selections from Handel’s Messiah, I was reminded of this beautiful happening: