It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it Christmas. What is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, cards in the mail, or turkey dinners? For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don’t have a job, they don’t have the extra money to buy presents, loved ones will not be able to come home, or maybe there is sickness or illness. Yet Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It is a time of miracles. I’ve seen bills paid anonymously; presents left on the doorsteps of those who find themselves a little short of money. Christmas is found in our hearts, not under the tree. The next time you’re struggling to feel the holiday spirit, take a look at all the ways in which you are being blessed by those around you. Also, think about ways you might help those you know who are struggling. Christmas isn’t automatically a time of peace and joy. We create that peace and joy in our hearts as we let our lights shine in the lives of others. From the Antioch staff, have a blessed Christmas and let your light shine for all to see. Our gift to one another and especially to God.