The greatest gift is to share.
At this sacred time of year, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God’s gift to humanity. My gift to you is pale in comparison, but I would like to share my Christmas Eve drive out into the desert bush of central Arizona to what is known as the Palatki Ruins near Sedona.
A Prayer for Christmas Morning
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will.
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven for Jesus sake.