-Pastor Melissa Fain-
11 Light dawns for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!
Psalm 97:11-12 NRSV
For 24 days we hoped, and waited, and rejoiced and loved. We built, and played, and learned and explored. We are here! Christmas day!
We are at the end. When we reach an end, we have a few choices.
We can hold on to our end and make it last just a little bit longer. Hold on to the magic and the wonder.
We could reflect back. Make a list of how it could be better, or what you want to do again.
You can also figure out what you are doing next. How will you continue now that this chapter is finished?
In church tradition, Christmas isn’t over yet. It lasts for 12 days starting December 25th and ending January 6th. Still, January 6th will come and go. What will you do then?
We are called to be a people of now, who remember our past, while thinking towards the future. Enjoy today! May the love of Christ’s light shine in your day! May you make great memories that last a lifetime! And may this day give way to something new; a new adventure! A new plan! Go in peace! Amen.