Christmas is Coming

For children Christmas is anticipation. For adults Christmas is memory. (Eric Sevareid, late American news journalist)

This is Christmas week, and children are eagerly awaiting the parties and, especially, the opening of gifts on Friday. Although they may try to hide it, adults are likely to be thinking about the sharing of gifts, too. But in just a week, it will all be over, and this Christmas—like every other one before—will be but a memory. To make it memorable, consider what it is really all about.

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:30-31)