God with Us: Waiting

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20 December 2017

1 Corinthians 13: 11 Curiosity killed Santa Claus

Many, many moons ago, a heated pre-Christmas argument between three 7 year olds erupted. The conundrum: whether Santa Claus really exists.

With conviction I said “yes, yes”. The unbeliever said, “nah, nah”. In my head, “I shall prove you all wrong”.

Christmas Eve came. Telling no one, I hung a pair of my father’s socks on the clothes line outside, agog with excitement for presents I was sure I was going to get. I was sure I even heard the reindeer’s sleighs and the ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’!

Christmas morning came. Nothing but a pair of empty socks flapping in the air! Sadness: disappointment ,anger: parental mistrust and loss of innocence all in a pair of empty socks.

Now I am an adult, Christmas is not only a good excuse for fun and to get together with friends and family, but also a time for reflection, and to pray for peace and love for all the peoples of the world.

May your world be filled with warmth and good cheer this Holy season and throughout the year. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Regina Haynes

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