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The Glory of Christmas

By Hazel L. Hall

When I think of the word "glory," I think of heavenly things and "Glory to God in the Highest." I also think of earthly pleasures.

At Christmas I think of sitting in a rocker in front of a glowing fireplace. We hear Christmas carols and church bells ringing. There are lots of celebrations, parades, and family dinners.

If you live where it snows, there are rides in horse-drawn carriages and sledding down hills. The glowing eyes and red cheeks of children are something to behold. There are images of a tiny baby in a manger in Bethlehem who is surrounded by his mother, Mary, earthly fathers, Joseph, and a host of angels. The brightest star ever in the East leads lowly shepherds and royalty to his side.

There are evergreen trees with twinkling lights, garlands, and balls shining through windows up and down the streets.

The word "glory" is indicative of something special.

Published December 4, 2010

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