The stores are finally closed,
the hustle and bustle has quieted,
shoppers are home with their treasures,
children are anxiously trying to go to sleep in anticipation of the morning's surprises.
Tomorrow food will be prepared and spread in abundance as families and friends gather to celebrate the season.
Let's not forget the reason for this hectic season. As the frantic pace of preparation slows, let us reflect on the meaning of the day we are celebrating tomorrow.
Linus says it quite eloquently:
"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
Merry Christmas, Y'all!