For me it is the joy and wonder in the eyes of children. The memories of my grandmother sitting in her rocking chair by the fireplace and my Mother going through the house singing, all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth reminding me she did have a sense of humor.
Christmas is not about what we can receive but what can we give that will touch the heart of someone else. David and I in any church we served as pastors and in our home taught this to our three daughter and our church families.
Last evening I had the joy of seeing my family carry on this tradition as my son in law Pastor Carlos Castillo Jr, my daughter, Cynthia Castillo, grandson Carlos Castillos III with all of the church family from Connection Church. We provided a Christmas banquet, bag full of groceries, bread from the bakery, dessert and toys for the children. We also prayed with every family after they received their gift. The joy and happiness of those parents and Children was the greatest gift I could receive. What does Christmas feel like? Expressing the love of a baby that came in a manger and hung on a cross to save the world.
Merry Christmas to all!