Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Eve Quiet

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is Christmas Eve.
After all the gifts have been placed under the tree.
After the kids are all in bed. 
After the house is quiet.

I love the peace, the lights and the anticipation of what's to come.  But most of all I love that it makes me stop and think and reflect on that very first star that shone over the manager that special night.  The reason we celebrate and do all that we do. 

It reminds me of the sense of quiet and peace that must have been felt that night in the manager, after the baby had been born, all the animals had settled down for the night and it was just Mary, her baby and that bright star.  What a gift we were given that night.

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