One year Dad wore a Santa suit for something at church and he was so proud! He did not look like Santa Claus but he felt like Santa Claus! He called my nephew on the phone and acted like he was Santa Claus, but sounded like himself. Dad said, "ho ho ho, Chuck! This is Santa Claus." Dad was grinning and so proud! Chuck said, "hey, Pa!" We convinced Dad that maybe if he did not talk he could make the little ones think it was Santa. When Sarah was two, Dad left the room and the doorbell rang. It was Dad, aka Santa Claus, (yes he drug that suit to our house) standing out by the street....far away. He said, "Ho, ho, ho" and waved. Sarah pointed to him and said, "there's Pa!" There is always something to laugh about when we all get together and celebrate. A time of joy!
As we anticipate Christmas day, let's look forward to and focus on Jesus. As we gather together with family and friends let's remember because of Jesus we will one day all sing and fellowship together with Him! We will experience constant joy! Hebrews 1: 6, "And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him."
During this Christmas season let us remember Luke 2: 14, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." As we sing, "Angels We Have Heard On High", let's listen to the words, "Come to Bethlehem and see Him Whose birth the angels sing; Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King." We should be excited about these Christmas gatherings and we should look forward to our Heavenly gatherings. Whatever we will be doing, we can be sure it will be wonderful beyond our imaginations!