It’s Christmas morning. The presents are still under the tree, the smell of the Christmas ham cooking in the oven wafts in from the kitchen, and everything is peaceful. It’s at this time that we can take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Even though his birth took place over 2000 years ago, we can still take comfort in the fact that his presence can still be felt in the world even today, especially this year.
As I mentioned in a previous post, this year has been different. Instead of a lot of the normal Christmas activities, holiday vacations, and dinner at the Billy Graham Library, we’ve mostly enjoyed Christmas light displays. We’ve found quite a few of them, even visiting some of the nearby towns to see how they decorate for Christmas. Mooresville, NC, about 30 minutes away featured an animated light display on the lawn beside the Town Hall. This was a spectacular display with trees, snowmen, stars, and more trees. You can take a look on the Foggy Point Light Youtube channel.
In addition to the displays that the various cities presented, many of our neighbors in the housing developments nearby decorated their homes for our enjoyment as well. There are 2 videos of these available on my son’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/tjelevatorfan. His Christmas playlist from this year is featured below. There are some videos where we ride through different developments and showcase how people decorated their homes this year.
Christmas really is a wonderful and joyous time of the year. My wish for you this Christmas and in the coming year is that you find peace and joy and comfort because Christ was born all those years ago.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!