Merry Christmas, Mom!

What’s in our way is sometimes the best gift of all!

Take Connie Owen’s story, from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She lost her son, Kyle, still in his 20s, in 2003. She was devastated, and the following Christmas morning, she decided to write Christmas cards, even though she knew they would be late.

Something kept the card drawer from opening, and she finally worked it loose to discover an unlabeled cassette tape causing the jam.

Mystified, she inserted it into a player only to hear her son’s three-year-old voice from a long-ago Christmas morning naming all his toys from Santa. He finished with, “Merry Christmas, Mom!”

A Christmas miracle on that Christmas morning gave Connie a fresh outlook and a smile. It was as if Kyle had set it up just to wish her a Merry Christmas one last time.

Now let's reflect on Luke 2:10:

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

Our good tidings this Christmas season are like that cassette tape. “Merry Christmas!” When we open the Word, we can listen to Jesus’s love for us over and over again.

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