In 1954, Perry Como sang, “There’s no
place like home for the holidays….” The
Christmas season makes us think of
home and the presence of family and
Our thoughts may be happy and
immediate as we prepare to receive or
visit with family and friends.
Our thoughts may be pensive and
wistful as we remember a home that
may be far away in place or time… In
1943 Bing Crosby sang, “I’ll be home
for Christmas… if only in my dreams,”
in a song written for WWII soldiers far
from home and family.
Our thoughts may even reach out in
pain or hope for a home we’ve yearned
for but never known.
No matter our plans and expectations,
Christmas is the time to celebrate that
God chose to come here and enter into
humanity – on earth, in a human body.
God chose to make this world home
and invites to the home we’ve always
known should be.