And that brings us again to December. We have a friend from Great Britain who recently wrote to wish our family a happy Christ-mass. He uses that term deliberately, he says, for although he is an atheist himself, he finds “the Americanism ‘Holiday Season’ very annoying in its avoidance of history.” Yet Christmas means so much more to us than a historical event! When we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we celebrate the fact that God wrapped Himself in flesh, came to Earth, lived a blameless life, died on the cross, paid the penalty for our sin, and rose from the grave so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. We pray that your hearts may be filled to overflowing with this life, as well, and that God’s richest blessings will be yours in the New Year.