When Mary visited her cousin, as soon as Elizabeth opened the door to Mary and heard her voice, the baby in her womb leapt for joy, for he knew as well.
Who were these faithful people? Why, they were people just like you and me. They were ordinary folks. Mary was a teenager. Joseph was a carpenter. Elizabeth was an elderly housewife, as was her sister Anne, and Zachariah was a priest, a minister. But God chose them, and they exhibited their faith in Him, and because of their faith, and because of God’s love for His people, in two days we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world.
Do we have faith? Well, I am human, so mostly I do, but sometimes not so much.
So what do I do about it? I pray. I attend church. I try to live God’s commandments. I endeavor to be a good example and to give to those who are less fortunate. And I truly do believe in Jesus Christ as the only true Way to salvation.
So two days from now, let’s all remind ourselves, Christmas is not about gifts we get. It’s not about Santa Claus and happy elves and stuffing ourselves silly with good food. It’s not about ball games on television. It’s not about selfishness and greed. It is about faith, hope, and love, for without faith, there is no hope or love.
Love came down at Christmas. Let’s keep that in our hearts. Have faith. God is with us always!