He didn't like CHRISTmas, and why should he? He had never had a tree, never had presents, and had no good memories of it. All he knew about CHRISTmas was what the world told him and what he saw around him. So when asked to write about CHRISTmas memories, he couldn't. Seeing his discouragement, the teacher told him about CHRISTmas, the real CHRISTmas. He had never heard it, but now he has... and hope is made possible where there once was darkness.
If you are stressed out, disheartened, discouraged... then maybe you need to hear the story, the real CHRISTmas story, again too. Let us escape from the make believe and usher in truth and peace. Then we can celebrate no matter what the circumstance around us might be. For God has given His Son for us to have eternal life... can that not be enough? If we are to give anything to others, may it be the sharing of Him.
"Hark" the herald angels sings. Glory to the newborn King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled;
Joyful all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem,
Hark! The herald angels sing, Glory to the newborn King!
May your CHRISTmas be filled with love, joy, peace, laughter, and mostly with Him!
have a peace-filled day!