Christmas is a blessing, even if we are not ready


December 20, 2023

Pastor Sue Bahleda

Island of Faith Lutheran Church

The blessing of Christmas is that it comes. Ready or not, Dec. 25 dawns and it’s Christmas.

It doesn’t matter if all the gifts have arrived or have been wrapped. It doesn’t matter if the turkey is thawed or the last batch (or the first batch) of cookies have been baked.

It doesn’t matter if the outside lights got hung, or all the doors of the Advent calendar have been opened.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Home Alone,” “Die Hard” or “Miracle on 34th Street” yet.

It doesn’t...

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