The message of “Noel” is here today. “Now all is well” is the meaning of hope that the first Noel brought 2010 years ago. As we celebrate this Noel, we try to have hope and peace to share with our own children and the world.
After a week in the mountains and snow of Park City, UT with our two teenage sons we are truly thankful.
We enjoyed their company, and they enjoyed their parents. We brought the season of Christmas with us and made this time together special. We know they will grow up and leave home, but for this moment in time, they are still here and I cherish every moment, even when life with teens is less than easy!
If it weren’t for a baby, I wouldn’t be a mom. If it weren’t for the birth of Jesus, the message of hope and kindness might not have survived. Mankind isn’t really kind. But Americans as a whole are incredibly kind people.
At the candle light service last evening, we all participated in a dark church, with the advent candles lit, and the sharing of the light from the Christmas candle. As the light of the one candle was shared among the whole group, we sang Silent Night.
Our hearts were lifted as the light filled the church, and the song and voices raised up, filling hope in all our hearts. The first Noel was a long time ago, but it is good to know that 2010 years later, we can still sing that now all is well. Noel.