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I am really enjoying the
Christmas season this year. I've got all my shopping done, well--almost.
We've made our plans and look forward to every single day of celebration
and relaxation. This year, we're trying to focus on "the true meaning
Speaking of the meaning of
Christmas, there is something I just don't understand. Why do we sing No
"L" every Christmas? Could you imagine a Christmas without the
Without "L," we
could not talk about Jesus bringing eterna_ _ife into the wor_d. Wasn't
that the purpose of the virgin birth, the chi_d in the manger, the ange_s
on high, the shepherds in the fie_d, and the kings with the gifts?
How can we tell people about
God's _ove without the letter "L?" John 3:16 just wouldn't be
the same. "For God so _oved the wor_d that He gave . . ." Christmas
is a celebration of _ove. Because God _oved us and gave, we give to those
What would Christmas be without
_aughter? How could we express our joy when we watch our chi_dren open
their presents? The conversation around the dinner tab_e wou_d be so ordinary.
We'd lose the joy.
Oh, its not No "L"
we sing, its Noel.
The dictionary entry says:
No-el (noh-el) n. (In carols) Christmas. Its just another word for Christmas.
Well, in that case, never mind.
Merry Noel to you,
and a happy New Year!