May you catch a glimpse of God in the flesh this Christmas. May you see the dawning of the light. May you experience the birth of new life. May you sense the merriment and cheer along with the quiet and the awe. May you witness subtle reflections of Him in the faces that surround you.
But if amongst the lights and the laughter, the presents and the pies, you begin to feel the pangs of loneliness, may you feel also, the presence of Emmanuel, God with us. If you cannot lift your heart, may you lift the Child. If you cannot sing joy to the world, may you hum a lullaby to the King. And even if you cannot go tell it on the mountain, may you whisper it quiet, to your own beating heart, that “Jesus Christ is born.”