Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We just got home from the Christmas Eve service at our church. On the way back we looked at the Christmas decorations and, unfortunately did not see a single manger scene or other obviously Christian decoration. Lots of snowmen and Santas and a few stars and bells - but nothing directly referring to Jesus. On the other hand, we drove slowley past the mall, as is our custom, and marveled at the Temple of Mammon being closed for once in the year.

Daughter Number 1 and her hubby have arrived. Steve is already here and Daughter Number 2 plus hubby and Isaac are due to arrive in the morning. Bonnie's parents will be here by Boxing Day for a three-generation, two week celebration. Christmas is wonderful and every year seems to get better. The whole world is different because of what happened 2000 years ago in Bethlehem - and thank God the world will never be the same!

Blessings on you and Christmas greetings!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and Bonnie and your family. My family filled a pew at Parkside on Thursday night and that was special for me. One nephew will be deployed to Iraq in the summer, the other probably to Korea in a year. Erin was home from Taiwan for our first Christmas together in five years, and Julie home from Prince Edward Island. Enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner at Mom's yesterday and cousins joined us in the evening. Played Balderdash.

We still have a creche in downtown Moncton! And, I believe, a menorah.

God bless, and a happy new year to you and yours. Peg

Josh said...

I've seen multiple nativity scenes in my neighborhood--and in northern California, no less!