It is Christmas Eve. As I look out my window I am greeted by a winter’s scene that could grace any Currier and Ives Christmas Card. I wanted to share a little from my heart this morning since we are in the season. Isn’t it a shame that we don’t always feel we should be in this season? Something about Christmas brings out the best in all of us. I wanted to share about a very special present I received this year. I want to give you a little back-round. On Wednesday, November 20th I received a phone call informing me that a friend had just suddenly died, an apparent heart attack. He was in his fifties and in good health. I really just had a very sad feeling that I couldn’t shake. I was at work but my heart wasn’t in it. I just didn’t understand this at all. A couple of hours later one of my dear customers from Cleveland came into our store. I only see her once or twice a year. She brought in a gift for me. I couldn’t imagine what it could be. I opened the present and to my surprise there was a beautiful Christmas vest made out of fleece. She told me when she saw the vest she thought of me. She said she thought I would get cold while I was working at the store. I put the vest on, and suddenly I felt like God was watching out for me. He was letting me know He was still in control. I wear this vest almost every day. Don’t worry I wash it about every night. I feel so loved every time I put it on.
Hug your loved ones a little tighter this year, and maybe there is someone that you can give a “special” Christmas gift to this year. You never know how your hands will be used.
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. I appreciate you more than you can ever know.
Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.