We were looking forward to celebrating Christ's birth at church and with family today, but unfortunately a stomach bug that kept us up most of the night has changed our plans. We'll be staying at home and reading lots of "Baby Jesus Books" as they are often called here. Yet, Christ is merciful to us still. We have a warm home and know His peace and joy despite any circumstances.
Wherever you are today, we pray that you reflect and welcome God's great gift to the world, the Christ-Child. Born to die and set us free from the bondage of our sins... He loved us first with a great love, so that we might love Him. Merry Christmas!