Baruch 5:1-9; Psalms 126:1-6; Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6
A woman named Connie tried to cram all of her Christmas preparations into a single day. Starting at 9 a.m., she shopped her entire Christmas list, bought a Christmas tree and poinsettias, ordered a turkey, carried home the groceries for Christmas dinner, lugged the big box of Christmas lights and tree decorations up from the basement and, finally, at midnight, finished carefully gift-wrapping presents for her husband Robert, and their three daughters.
Wearily, she began to congratulate herself on a job well-done — and then, suddenly, she remembered:”The Christmas cards! I forgot to send the Christmas cards.” Tired but determined, she signed and addressed all eighty-nine cards on her list. Then she topped off her day’s work by writing…