The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What is it about Christmas time that makes it so wonderful? Is it the snow? The irresistible Christmas music drifting from every which way? Or is it the bright and wonderful decorations that we see every way? There is something about Christmas that invites us to forgive our neighbors, extend a helping hand to those in need, and to gather with family and friends and celebrate.
I believe that the true reason lies deep within us all. Underneath all the commercialism that surrounds this holiday there is a reason why Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. It is because we are celebrating the birth of our Savior. No matter how hard some may try to hide him, His Light creeps through. It is His Light that inspires us to reach out to others and think beyond ourselves.
In this season, when we celebrate the Christ child’s birth, we tend to follow his example, intentional or not. Christ spent his whole life focusing on others instead of himself. And it when we focus on others and not ourselves that we find the great happiness that is available every Christmas season.
I invite and urge everyone to find a way to have the Christmas spirit. It does not have to be some grand display. It is much greater when we give with a sincere heart, no matter how small the gesture may be. As we do so this can indeed be the most wonderful time of the year.