December 24

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Well here we are, December 24… the day before Christmas… or as some call it illogically “Christmas Eve Day”.  (I can’t figure out how it could be “Eve” and “Day” at the same rime, but I digress…)

When I was a little kid, I always wanted to keep very busy on the 24th of December.  I thought that if I was very busy the time would pass quickly… and to be perfectly honest, I couldn’t wait for old Santa Claus to visit, and then to find out what he left under the tree!

As a young man, the 24th was hectic.  I had to keep the kids away from the goodies under the tree, secretly put toys together, make sure we hadn’t forgotten anything… and hope that everything came out all right.  The eager anticipation of trying to be busy had turned into the haste and anxiety of actually being busy!

Now that the kids are grown, they have those Christmas problems and I can just relax!; much better!

I sure hope that in the last-minute rush and crunch people don’t lose sight of what Christmas is supposed to be about; the arrival of a babe who would change everything, and who would set us free from death itself.

Please try to take a minute today to reflect on that.  Doing so always helped me to be a little more grounded on this day… that is if I remembered to do it!

May God richly bless you and yours this Christmas!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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8 Responses to December 24

  1. paulfg says:

    Love and blessings – and a plate of good food!

  2. Love. Peace. Joy. Merry Christmas! ❤

  3. it is just so amazing to be able to enjoy what so many prophets and kings waited to enjoy.
    Let our amazing and almighty Father fill you with the joy and perfect holy Grace.
    Merry Christmas

  4. Little Monk says:

    I wish you and yours the most tremendous Christmas EVER, Don. Lol, I saw you had made a post, read the first line… and then God just rolled out this whole… erm… “thing” in my head, and I had to get it down. I’ve posted it, and it was written BEFORE I read your post, so there’s no sense of “response” to it. It’s actually a poem… and I don’t WRITE poetry, so I’ll apologize in advance. But it was fun to listen to it roll on, and I think you so much for your faithfulness in Him and in blogging. Please know, that I pray that the blessings of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, descend upon you and your family (and all who read and bless you), and remain forever. Enjoy… Peace and grace to thee!

    • Don Merritt says:

      Thank you so much! It is such a blessing to have brothers and sisters in Christ all over who are encouraging, inspiring and full of His love and grace. May God bless you richly this Christmas, and throughout the coming year as you continue to serve His purpose faithfully.

      Now, there’s a post I’ve gotta go check out!

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