"The Christmas everything went wrong" caught my eye and I've pondered it today.
From the title you can tell alot about the story of a newlywed couple that had "planned" their first Christmas together and how perfect it would be....then "life" happened and one thing after another fell apart. Nothing happened as they thought it would....severe disappointments....then God stepped in in a myriad of little ways that were like dominos to turn everything back around.
The husband ends the story,
"Linda was right. The more important we make things, the less important people become.
We can work for, and hope for, a "perfect" Christmas, but the more we are caught up in
engineering it, the more readily it's mystery eludes us.
Christmas is Christ's day, not our day, but He has a way of sharing it with us as we share with
something to ponder, isn't it..
"and Mary pondered all these things in her heart"