Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas

Hi, it is Sue from Solid Rock Minnesota wishing all of our family, friends, Blog

and podcast listeners a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

This year’s Christmas is very different from Christmas’ past. Many around the world  are in quarantine and lockdown as the Covid virus continues to wreak havoc worldwide. Many are not working and without an income. For many, just putting food on the table is a challenge. And there are many that for the first time, will be facing Christmas without a loved one sitting around the table with them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you that the New Year will bring new hope. Hope that we will all soon be on the other side of Covid and the havoc it has caused our world. And hope that soon we can get back to a new normal we can handle and cope with.

For me, Christmas Eve has always been a special time, since I was a kid waiting for Santa Claus to come. As I have grown older, it has become more of an anticipation of newness; of changes that can bring joy to my life, and to the world. A moment of reflection of all that has passed by and all that is yet to come.

The song, Silent Night starts out, silent night, holy night-all is calm, all is bright. It reminds me of this Christmas Eve. Yesterday we had our first blizzard of the season. We got almost a foot of new fresh snow and 30-50 mph winds which made it impossible to see your hand in front of your face. It raged on for several hours. But this morning, the sun is out, the winds are calm and it is a crisp peaceful day after a stormy yesterday. New hope has arrived that we will make it through another day.

The grandkids were together and we recorded Silent Night the other day. As I watched and listened to them I started to once again think about that thrill of  hope that awaits us on Christmas morning. Our Covid weary world is in need of some hope and rejoicing. Merry Christmas, be safe and well.

Many Blessings to you.

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