Friday, December 10, 2010

The Greatest Gift of All

What a special time of year this is! As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we delight in the joyfulness of the season. Enduring, unconditional love is at the core of every human being, just waiting to be expressed. We see it in the innocent faces of children; in the devotion of a young couple; in the manner in which grandparents interact with a young grandchild; and in the tenderness of two people who have spent a lifetime together. 

This is the season of light—a time when hearts are aglow. It is a time of insight, radiance and joy; a time of gentle caring and thoughtfulness; a time to share love, joy and peace; a season of embracing wonderment and beholding things dear to our hearts.

We are inclined to let our inner light shine out more brightly at this time. Through wisdom and kindness, we make a difference in the lives of others.  Many people let go of personal differences and say, “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” to everyone they meet—even complete strangers.

After Jesus' birth, wise men from the East saw a star and, with great anticipation, began to follow it. They knew the star signified the birth of the king of the Jews so they continued to follow it in search of the new born king and found Jesus with his mother in Bethlehem. They bowed and worshipped him, offering treasures of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

There is a light that guides us as well. We look to the light within and receive insight. Giving thanks for this inner light and the new revelations it brings – we rejoice in the awareness that the very first gift of Christmas was the greatest gift of all. It was given to us by God on that glorious night so long ago. It was His only son, Jesus Christ!


Sandi said...

This is so beautiful. The season of light is such a good description for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

It's true. Christmas is the only time people are good to each other. Nice story peg.

sam said...

very good story peg.. keep it up.