STOP AND THINK – He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. (Roy L. Smith, American clergyman)

Christmas in just two week away and children young and old are thinking about the gifts they’ll receive. Smith’s comment may be hard for children to grasp, but many adults haven’t grown beyond the gift-giving emphasis either. Christmas is not about a nicely wrapped present; it’s understanding the reality of God’s gift.

The Word [God] became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 1:14)