I’m sure your week has been packed full with activities, deadlines, tasks, meetings, and a party or two. Right now I’m sitting in my office before our Christmas Eve service. Right now everything is quiet and mostly dark. Soon the place will fill with a lot of people, noise, light, excitement, and anticipation for tomorrow. What a great joy it will be to meet together as a church family with many guests from our community, to sing carols, to hear glorious and passionate Christmas music, to focus our attention on the gospel, and to joy in our fellowship around the gospel. Just like Mary “pondered” and “treasured up” all that she saw and heard that first Christmas, we all should take some time to think, really think about God’s great gift to us, to all. Please take some time, even if just a few moments, to stop and consider what Christ has done for you and for your family. Certainly, He will count it precious.