for my eyes have seen your salvation
that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.
(Luke 2:30-32, ESV)
I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The year that just passed was a difficult one, but the Lord granted us His love, comfort and wonderful provision in all times. More than anything, I have seen the Nunc Dimitis (Simeon’s song, Luke 2:29-32) become a reality in my life.
On Christmas Eve we had generally a good time. Since my father in law passed last June, we had to spend the traditional Christmas Eve dinner with my in-laws. We ended up having a wonderful time, not exempt of tears, of course, but all in all it was full of gratitude and joy for the gift of Christ’s presence among humanity.
Later, we had some hectic times since one of my sisters married on Sunday, December 27. It was a beautiful time, only that it was too hot, even for a late evening. Our clothes were drenched. But we were very happy.
Then, we spend the New Year’s Eve dinner with Mom and my other sister (the married one was too busy in her honeymoon 😉 ). It was a peaceful time, and that allowed me to think long and hard about the blessings that God granted us along the year.
I hope you had a wonderful time these holidays, and may God grant you peace, hope, forgiveness, and happiness.