|Dressed in shepherd’s tunic, ready for the show!|
“Silent night, Holy night,
All is calm, all is bright.”
– from “Silent Night,” by Joseph Mohr
Five days before Christmas. The gifts are bought and wrapped, the house is ready. This morning we went to the church where our oldest daughter teaches, to see the pageant she helped lead. We are so happy to see her involved in the church doing what she loves most, working with young people.
The pageant was unique and lovely. The young musicians were supremely talented, and the donkey on wheels was a sight to behold. I’ve never seen the baby in the manger climb out and wander into the congregation in search of a beloved doll before. But some things never change: it wouldn’t be a Sunday School pageant without a disconsolate baby wailing throughout the singing of “Silent Night.”
Five days before Christmas – a good time to reflect on the nearly-finished year. I hope the past twelve months have brought you many blessings, and the opportunity to offer blessings to others. May you find peace on Christmas day, and every day.