It's Christmas Day and today's #AdventWord2018 is #celebrate.

Yes, today is a day to celebrate. The reason for celebration is the birth of Jesus.

Christians celebrate because the message of the angels to the shepherds is of good news of great joy to all people.

Christians celebrate because we believe that in Jesus, God gave himself to the world, not in overwhelming power or extraordinary ways, but in the vulnerability and weakness of a baby. And that greatest of gifts is the gift of love, something to be shared and celebrated.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning,-
Jesu, to thee be glory give'n;
word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

If, for whatever reason, you feel you have no reason to celebrate today, may you know peace and discover before too long a reason to be joyful.

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