Thursday, December 18, 2008

The W in Christmas...

Christmas has become a time of gift giving, parties and out of town travel. However, let's never forget the true meaning of this season. It's" joy to the world, the Lord is come" and without His coming we would be lost in a dying world. Of course, there are those who become very charitable. And, there are heart warming stories of people reaching out to those in need, paying bills, offering jobs and providing Christmas dinners and trees. Brotherhood will continue to do our part to share the Good News, not only at Christmas time, but the whole year through!

We are a blessed people and a blessed nation. Let's remember the "W" in Christmas. What's that you say...well here's the story in a nut shell. A school's Christmas presentation showcased a kindergarten class singing "Christmas Love". Each student held a letter spelling the song's title. As they sang each phrase, a child would hold up a letter (i.e. C is for Christmas). The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, a small, quiet girl held the letter "M" upside down. It appeared as a "W" and the small audience snickered. The laughter continued until the last letter was raised. Suddenly, a hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen.

In that instant, everyone understood the reason they were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place and, why in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities. For, when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:


And, I believe, He still is. We should be amazed in His presence... humbled by His love!!