I hope everyone had as much fun as I did at Romance Studio’s holiday party! As I sit here in (fairly) warm and sunny Florida, I am reminded of one Christmas long, long ago. We had just moved to a small town in France, and it turned into the coldest winter since 1929. Our house, built on stilts, was so cold that icy water pooled on the floors. To top it off, our trunks (back then they were shipped via freighter) had still not arrived. All our household effects—including our Christmas decorations—were somewhere on the Atlantic. So, we made paper decorations, strung popcorn chains, and stuck real live candles on the tree. It was the best Christmas ever.
As we approach Christmas eve, I’d like to share a story I heard today about the gifts of the Magi—gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gold symbolized royalty—the Magi recognizing Jesus as King of Kings. Frankincense was traditionally offered to priests—the Magi acknowledging Jesus as head of the Church. Myrrh in those days was used to embalm the dead. When the Magi offered it to Jesus, they testified that He would die for us. But when the Second Coming is described in the Bible, the myrrh is omitted. Why? Because Jesus has already died for our sins and lives forever.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!