The neighbors behind us played and sang karaoke all night til the sun came up. They had games and food and drinking going on.
Catholics attend a 3am mass each morning for 9 mornings in order to be guaranteed receiving their wish....the true meaning of the birth of Christ in the stable seems a bit lost.
The Muslim call to prayer sounds at 4:45am.........
Luke 2:12 This will be a sign to you
you shall find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
"Is there anyone in our midst who pretends to understand the awesome love in the heart of the Abba of Jesus that inspired, motivated, and brought about Christmas?....
God entered into our world not with the crushing impact of unbearable glory, but in the way of weakness, vulnerability, and need. On a wintry night in an obscure cave, the infant Jesus was a humble, naked, helpless God who allowed us to get close to him." (Brennan Manning)
Blessings on your holiday celebrations. May each of us remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas - Christ has come - He is here.
May our zeal to reach the lost with the true gospel be increased.