“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees; O hear the angels’ voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night divine o night, O night divine”
Happy Thursday dear friends! I hope in all of the busyness that comes with this time of year, you have taken time to reflect on the REASON we celebrate Christmas! The most important and world changing event that we celebrate — a young girl giving birth to the baby Jesus who was born to save us from our sins, with faithful Joseph by their side. Now that is the reason why we can be joyful everyday of our lives!
Christmas memories are some of the most vivid and precious memories that I have. For that reason, I use the same decorations from year to year. Whenever I unwrap the decorations that stay tucked away for months out of the year, it’s like they are old friends coming back to visit! I normally move things around each year, but some have a permanent place during the Christmas season because that is where I like to see them. The nativity in front of our fireplace is one of those, because it is the center of our home…representing the place in our lives that the Christmas story tells. This time of year brings the Thrill Of Hope that our weary world longs for each and every day of the year!