Christmas is almost here and I feel the excitement building. I love the feeling of anticipation. I ponder what the anticipation of that first Christmas was like. What a holy night, that a Savior would be born to redeem us all!
Since there are twelve days of Christmas, with Christmas Day being the first, make sure you celebrate each day and contemplate what Mary and Joseph as a couple must have been experiencing. These twelve days will lead you to the feast of the Epiphany, when the 3 Magi arrived bearing gifts for the Newborn King. Again, contemplate what Mary and Joseph must have been thinking and experiencing!
As you journey through the twelve days of Christmas, consider a way to gift your marriage or that of a special couple in your life. Each day, give a non-material gift of love. Say a prayer for your spouse or a special couple. Make a personal sacrifice that will benefit your spouse or a special couple. Do the unexpected for your spouse or that special couple. The possibilities are endless. As you consider what to do, contemplate the amazing gift we were given in the birth of Christ.
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Keep the season holy. Pray for marriages, especially for those in most need. May their marriages be infused with new life, new hope, and enduring peace.
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Share the gift. Pass it on.