"The Night Before Christmas" by Legacy Dad 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a child was screening a IPad nor even an IPhone. The parents were working hard to finish the packing and even wrapping the last minute deliveries. A movie just ended about a sad story, but not to fear, it all works out through the evening.
The children were wrestling and wondering, could this man called Saint Nicholas be for real. Some doubted and reasoned while yet others were hoping that maybe just maybe Norad Santa Tracker could be for real, then the morning would truly bring their hearts’ desires.
As mom and dad prayed for just a few more hours, hoping that children would sleep way past their wake up hours, a sound arose from their hearts, yes a sound, the spirit of Christmas.
A long time ago, in a town called Bethlehem, a child was born of a virgin. Fulfilling age old prophecies, one child named Jesus would prove them all true. His dad, our God, sent him to us, as a gift of mercy and love for all of us.
Mom and dad decided to read that old Bible, Luke 2 it was , with all of its mercy. A boy was born and was visited by wise men, bearing gifts to this king – gold, frankincense and myrrh. Some odd gifts they were, but true telling of the young lad: A king, a prince, who would die a death for us – for love and mercy.
When tomorrow morning comes, inside all the fury, we, parents need to remember the birthday celebration: Christ the child was born for us, our sins he covered with his death. Let us remember to give God the glory. In all we do, in words and action, Christmas is the day for us to begin anew, to be his disciples.
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
Dante & Lance