It's the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" It's the most wonderful time of the year It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It's the hap- happiest season of all
There'll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow There'll be scary ghost stories And tales of the glories Of Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing And hearts will be glowing When loved ones are near It's the most wonderful time of the year
This is a famous Christmas carol written years ago to best describe what they thought Christmas was about. And in essence it is a large part of Christmas. But they forgot the most important part of Christmas, CHRIST. As I lay here in bed, listening to the rain fall contemplating what my first overseas Christmas was like, that song came to mind because of all the wonderful things that God blessed me with today and over the past year. Yes, I'm far away from family, living in a land where people hardly think anything of God, and yet He is the same God here in Australia as He is in America and His blessings don't change, I do. God came to earth, as a baby, to fulfill the greatest plan that ever was thought of. One of complete salvation and freedom from sin. Yes, the gifts are fun, the tree is a special part, and if you're in the right part of the world, snow brings a sense of Christmas spirit. But those things eventually leave you empty and the newness of the presents wears off, the happy gatherings fade and the weight gained rarely goes away. And yet when we have the right perspective and the Christ is back in Christmas the blessings never stop flowing, the joy never stops filling our days. It truly is the most wonderful time of year.