Give your loved ones an extra hug this year as Christmas is in the heart and not found under the tree! As ("Elf") reminds us, "spread the Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear" and I say into your best NEW YEAR!
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angle reassured them. "Don't be afraid! he said, "I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in strips of cloth!
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-the armies of heaven-praising God:
"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to all who God favors" (Luke 2:9-14)