The Day After

Three phrases that sum up Christmas: Peace on Earth, Good will to Men, and Batteries Not Included. (English proverb, from a Norman Rockwell calendar)

We may laugh at it, but if you don’t have the right batteries on Christmas morning, there may be a lot of disappointed children who can’t play with the toys they’ve waited so long for. And for others, who maybe are feeling a little down, it’s good to be reminded of those other common phrases. After all, the coming of Jesus at Christmas time is the reason for real joy.

The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 29:19)