(I forgot to post this last week!)
One of the leading technology companies has a great tag line: "The next big thing is here." It evokes excitement: What will this phone/tablet do that last year's, or last month's, won't do?" Which really sums up the anxiety and the constant change of the world in which we live. We get used to one thing, or way of doing something, then it becomes obsolete. Into our constantly changing and evolving world the Christ Child is born. The Book of Hebrews says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." These boys, a part of my collection for nearly twenty years, sing "O Holy Night." The wonder of this most holiest of nights was foretold centuries before the birth at Bethlehem: "For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this" (Isaiah 9:6-7). May Christ be born in every heart this Christmas. Tonight and tomorrow, with friends and family, at home and church, join in the celebration!