It’s almost here. The presents need to be wrapped and cookies still need to be baked… but other than that I am ready. Ready for a day that really happened in the month of April, a day that a child was born that changed the course of the world. Attended by sheperds that raised sheep to be taken to Jerusalem to be used as sin offerings, watched over by angels that were joyously proclaiming the wonderful news, a star to light the way. I ignore the plastic Santas and brassy music being played and drunken parties that celebrate this day. Instead I prepare my heart for The Lord’s coming, a small baby in a bed of hay….. Be still my heart. God’s blessings to you all and Merry Christmas.