THE WORDS OF CHRISTMAS
Harried, frenzied, exhausted, stressed? Are these some of the words that describe your condition as we head into the final week before Christmas?
Kettles, hampers, toys, families in need? Are these some of the words that describe how you’ve been spending your time these past few weeks?
For every hamper you’ve packed, for every toy you’ve wrapped, for every kettle you’ve stood beside, for every phone call you’ve made, for every smile you’ve given when you didn’t feel much like smiling, for giving hope to the people you serve, for being the ‘Christ’ in Christmas to those you encounter --- thank you!
This is the time of the year when The Salvation Army is most visible. To those who stand on the battlefront where the war is raging, where despair and futility reside, thank you for giving hope to those who count on our being there.
As you arrive at Christmas morning, in spite of your exhaustion and weariness, may you experience the joy of that first Christmas, and know afresh the wonder of God in a manger.