This unusual Christmas season with unexpected blessings

The holiday season is upon us. As of this writing, we have 10 days left till Christmas. I wonder if your experience is in any way similar to mine: it is a lot less hectic than in years past. On the one hand, especially as an introvert, I like this. Due to COVID, we don’t have multiple and often conflicting holiday parties to attend. We don’t have to buy odd and unusual Christmas gifts for office White Christmas parties. Instead of fighting traffic just to troll the various shopping mails searching for the appropriate Christmas presents, I can sit at home and browse online and have it delivered right to my door. But on the other hand, I miss seeing friends. I’ll also miss seeing some of my family over the holidays. I do miss that Christmas spirit that eventually hits me when I am out shopping and seeing all the lights. It is a strange Christmas season and I know many of us desperately miss all the associated activities with the holidays. But whether we are happily involved with all the traditional activity associated with this season, or safely socially distancing within our respective bubbles, Jesus will still be born anew on Christmas morning and the hope of light and life that He brought some 2000 years ago will again break anew upon us. This is, after all, the reason for the season. May you and those you love be blessed during this unusual Christmas season with unexpected blessings!

Isaiah 9:2, 6
The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.