Another Christmas Eve is coming to a close . . .
We held 9 services at our three RiverTree campuses. More than 5000 people heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. One of the highlights for me this year was when my nine year old daughter read the Christmas story from Luke 2 in our six services at the Portage Street campus. I don’t know that I could receive a better Christmas gift.
After the services we came home. A quiet remainder of the night. As per our tradition, we sat in front of the fireplace to read the Christmas story together. Tabs asked, “You mean the one I’ve been reading in the services?” “Yes, the same one.” Instead of reading the story, she offered to recite it from memory. (The Christmas story she read from Luke contains 14 verses.) We sat in front of the fire and she told us the story, word for word, from memory. There are moments that transcend . . .
Julie and I put Tabs to bed and then returned downstairs. I started the music to True Companion by Marc Cohn–our song. I asked Julie to dance. And we danced. Just like 15 years ago on Christmas Eve when I asked her to be my wife.
So now it’s off to bed. Big day tomorrow. Family. Gifts. Love. Jesus.
So, Merry Christmas to you all . . . and to all a very goodnight.