We are number one by far of five major cities in the U.S. Denver is second with only a 50% chance. Snow on the ground is something we have become used to at Christmas; it makes it feel “like” Christmas. Without it, we are left feeling just a little less “Christmassy”….
l chase this feeling. I want to experience what we more respectfully call “the spirit of Christmas.” I’ve come to realize that this feeling or spirit or sense of the season is not at its roots a feeling at all, but instead is a presence, a relationship. And like any relationship, the spirit of Christmas is something we open ourselves to experiencing, it is a choice we pursue, a desire we recognize within us.
When all is said and done; when the carols are sung and the presents unwrapped, the last spritz cookie eaten and the baby Jesus put to sleep, the blessing that is imparted to us silently awakens. And once again we realize that we are never alone in this life. We understand almost with a sort of ache in our bones that all that is holy and eternal has been made available to all of us by our God who has come to abide with us.