STOP AND THINK – Christmas is the day that holds all time together. (Alexander Smith, 19th century Scottish poet and essayist)

It’s still three days away, but the Christmas spirit is all around us, isn’t it? In fact, that spirit should be around us all year. As Smith suggests, in some sense, everything is held together by Christmas because it represents the birthday of Jesus, and He is the one that holds everything together.

The Son is the image of the invisible God  . . .  all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15-17)