Snow or Sunshine. Fruitcake or Cut-out Cookies. Wassail or Eggnog. Nativity Scene or Train Set. Santa Claus or Saint Nick. Maybe all of the above – and more?
Whatever ingredients you choose for a magical Christmas, two are absolute necessities: Awe and Wonder. You can’t have a truly Merry Christmas without them. But busyness, struggle, and, well…just life…can strip away the awe and wonder and leave you deflated and cynical instead.
This Advent Season, come get a dose of what you really need. Put a little Awe back into this season of Wonder.
So many names are associated with Christmas. Of course there’s Joseph and Mary. Herod - the one who THOUGHT he had an awesome name. There’s Scrooge and Tiny Tim. Santa and Rudolph. The Grinch and Cindy-Lou. Who can forget Ralphie, his Dad, and the A Christmas Story family? But do you know the most awesome name of Christmas?
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Prince of Peace
The government will be on his shoulders.