Christmas Day is less than a week away. It’s a time for family, swapping gifts, enjoying a banquet of food, and reflecting. Yet, in the midst of this joyful time, our country is in tumult and many families are suffering loss. Hate, division, and fear are rampant. People feel disheartened and distrustful of each other. We are bearing witness, like it or not, to a low point in our nation’s history. But, all is not lost.
As we gather around the tree and banquet table this Christmas with our families, let us not forget the real reason for the season, the birth of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us give thanks to God for the good things in our lives. Lift up in prayer those brave men and women in uniform, who with their sacrifice, keep us safe. Remember the less fortunate, the troubled, those who are mourning, hurting and in despair and extend our hearts and hands to our fellow man.
We all want to be better people, better writers, parents, and citizens. My prayer for all of us, this Christmas season, is we shall succeed. As I look back on the year and plan for the next, I realize I have many things left to say.
To my family, I love you; you make me a better person and to all you, my readers and friends, I am a richer person because you graced my life.
May we never forget the true reason for Christmas, a season of love, hope, and redemption, for all of us.
I will be taking the next week off to spend with family. Thank you for stopping by the Cow Pasture and I wish for you and your family a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.
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