Christmas Clouds & Stars

Floating across the Christmas tinselled horizon the western world now gazes upon...

Drifting into the frozen tundras of the northern hemisphere or the meltings icecaps of the southern oceans...

are the wisps of gathering clouds, intent on obscuring the joy of the season - the celebration of God's Son.

"An old abbot was fond of saying, ‘The devil is always the most active on the highest feast days.’

"The supreme trick of Old Scratch is to have us so busy decorating, preparing food, practicing music and cleaning in preparation for the feast of Christmas that we actually miss the coming of Christ. Hurt feelings, anger, impatience, injured egos—the list of clouds that busyness creates to blind us to the birth can be long, but it is familiar to us all." ~ Edward Hays

Yes, clouds roll across the Christmas skies, but the Christmas season justly gathers a momentum of its own for the star of Christmas always winks above the clouds.

When the windblown clouds disappear the star still shines, for Heaven's stars can never be moved by the winds of earth.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"As Christmas fast approaches may the babe in the manger be also the Lord in your heart."

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