Today, December 20th, the word is Love.
I am so lucky to feel the love of Christmas at this time of year, but it is also my birthday today, so I get to feel even more love.
We experience love at this time of the year in many ways.
The love we feel when we read or listen to the Christmas story.
The love we feel when we watch the Christmas pageant at church.
The love we feel when we receive Christmas cards from near and far, from friends we see once a year or friends we see more frequently.
The love we feel on Christmas Eve when some gather together in Church to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus or gather with their families and friends in other places or they are in our armed services, the fire, police, emergency or hospital workers working together at this time and throughout the year. We are so thankful for them.
The love we feel on Christmas Eve, here in our Church, as we turn off the lights and sing "Silent Night", as we light our candles and see the love reflecting from each other's faces in the candlelight.
Please share your love.
Say hello to a stranger, ask a worker at Londonderry Village Market, the Hardware Store, etc. how they are, call someone you haven't talked to in a while.
Share your love.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas with lots of love.
- Tamry Bratton