We go to the grandkidlets' house in the morning for all the Christmas Day excitement. But ever since I was little, I've loved Christmas Eve the best. The quiet, the anticipation, the eggnog, and recently adding the late service at Duke Chapel!
I've figured out there is a special peace on Christmas Eve. I think it has something to do with all the angels flying about, harking the herald, announcing God has sent His Son to earth because God loved the whole world. And there are plenty in my house spreading the news.
|This is my angel tree with ornaments that have been around longer than I have.|
|These felt ornaments were handmade by my mom's best friend when I was born.|
|This blue angel from my tree growing up is also a favorite.|
|I found these vintage angel appliques at the flea market. A friend made a custom tree skirt for me.|
They are all about, whispering, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2:14) And women for that matter. They shouted the same to the shepherds to get their attention. I have a feeling they've been shouting all Christmas season long. But in the quiet of Christmas Eve, I hear them loud and clear.
I hope you have a peaceful Christmas Eve, whether it is in church, with family, or as you put those last gifts together. May God's peace fill your heart. So, do you love Christmas Eve or Christmas Day the best?