If I could have anything that I asked for this Christmas what would I ask?
I would ask that no child would be hungry or alone or afraid.
I would ask in the words of CS Lewis that we would understand we have the potential for great evil and great good and we would choose the second one
I would ask that the piece that is missing in all of us that brings us to destroy ourselves and others would be found.
I would ask that the peace on earth and goodwill towards men that the angels proclaimed would be a reality for everyone everywhere.
I would ask that the broken, the hurting, the abused, the imprisoned physically, mentally and emotionally, the hopeless, and the prodigal would know the Truth that would heal and set them free.
I would ask that those who feel alone and forgotten would find comfort in knowing that there is One who has not forgotten you, who knows exactly where you are and values you far above everything else He created.
I would ask that as we celebrate this season we would truly know Him not only as a baby in a manger but also as Savior and Lord.
As I write this I am reminded that even now He is making Christmas wishes a reality. In our lives, in the lives of those we love, in the lives of those we may never know or meet.
Now and until He comes again to set everything right.
Peace on earth goodwill towards men.