little reminders it’s still Christmas…

little reminders it’s still Christmas… January 4, 2012

… My co-workers hate it, but I refuse to take down the office Christmas tree or remove the Nordic Baby Jesus. I’m glad I didn’t, because I need to keep celebrating just a little bit longer. See, I get terrible seasonal depression and have bouts of insomnia during the winter months. I don’t care what anyone says, I am convinced beyond doubt Hell is cold. And dark. Hell is a biting cold place where you feel like you’ll never be warm again or feel the sun on your face. In Hell it’s perpetual winter and January is a bit like Narnia under the rule of the White Witch, always winter never Christmas. So why are people so anxious to see Christmas over? What do we have to look forward to? Lent. Gee… party on.

Feeling terribly morose as I left work this evening, bundled up against the bleak winter weather, the church bells across the street chimed a joyful tune …

Hark the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Immediately my heart soared.

photo: One of the many nativities found around my home. This one sits on the living room bookshelf surrounded by lighted garland and fresh sprigs of holly from my yard.

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