|Christmas has changed.|
| I know that the reason that we celebrate is still the same, |
I know that God is still the same, yesterday, today and forever.
But for me, now, it is different.
While I am sure that Christmas is a very different celebration in heaven, I am consoled when I think about my father gathering with family that he has missed for almost 90 years. His grandmother passed away the year he was born when he was only a few months old. She lived in the mountains and my grandparents had walked from their home many miles to visit her. Toward the evening they were leaving to walk home with their newborn and she was concerned about whether they had wrapped him warmly enough for the journey. She has waited a long time to see him again.