Given December 24, 2009
We have had a devastating snow storm in our part of Virginia and many were without power and water for several days. The Dotson household went 5 days without electricity and it has changed our traditional Christmas and made me think about all this. As I was driving home from delivering a gift to my brother and his family, I saw all the Christmas lights shining now that power is back on and thought about the shopping, eating, traveling, and other “traditions” surrounding the holiday. I prayed, “Jesus, you don’t think too much about all this do you?” You only want us to remember why you came and to follow your lead as we live our lives.” I felt like He was saying, “You’ve got it Bill.”
It would still be Christmas even without all the “stuff” we have tagged onto the holiday. Happy birthday Jesus!