Our family was blessed this year. We were able to conspire with several other families (The Johnsons, The Gandys, and others) to deliver Christmas to a family of four this morning. Someone brought a tree and mounds of presents were piled around it. More appropriate, however, was the affirmation that the Father is the Great Gift Giver, Jesus the Gift, and the body of Christ the extension of this gift through the Holy Spirit. Blessings to everyone as we consider the promise of a gift that came in the darkest night... the fulfilment of that promise in the most unimaginable means... and the purpose of the promise--redemption and grace. Grace to y'all this Christmas!