Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.
Now despite Christmas being a time for family, numerous house visits, only time of year you eat turkey, and trips to over crowded shopping centres, it is, in it’s essence, a holiday that is just all about that four letter word, love.
One of my favourite Christmas carols of all time is “Have Yourself A Little Christmas”. I think it has something to do with the jazzy tune, the simple wish of blissful times and potentially because indie queen, Zooey Deschanel, sings it beautifully on her She & Him Christmas album. But it really has to do with my favourite lines “faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more.” Our Christmas Eve and our Christmas day was filled with just that, family, friends and food. As we passed the potatoes around the table and moved the salad from one hand to the next, it was so wonderful to look around our table and feel blessed to see new friends and old friends. People who we had journeyed and done life with. People who had supported us, loved us and given us the greatest gift: the gift of friendship and love. We shared stories with each other, sang Christmas carols loud enough for the whole street to hear, and we made new memories to cherish for the years to come.
Now we hope that you too had a blessed Christmas with friends and family, and that you had time to reflect with thankfulness for this Christmas season. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, our beautiful friends of BPS. And all praise and glory to God for giving us the most glorious gift of all, his son in a manager.