On this Christmas Eve, we wait and watch and wonder. Pondering the gift of Jesus, the Son of God, born a baby. If you are rushed with a long list of tasks to prepare and feeling hassled; if you’re sad because this Christmas feels different because of people not with you; if you feel quiet and grateful and joyful; may the God of wonders, who became Man and lived as one of us, fill you with his presence today and always.
Note on my dad’s watercolor – I asked him (Leo Boucher) to put into paint one of my favorite Christmas decorations in their house, which Dad made some decades ago. It’s a wooden base with the figures of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus cut from a darker wood. I love the simplicity, and how the story comes all back to this.