And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

The food is in the oven, the fragrances waft from room to room. For the first time in several years, the family has gathered together, the laughter rings throughout the house along with the strains of Handel’s MESSIAH, perhaps the most perfectly composed piece of music ever.

The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death,
Light has dawned.

Matthew 4:16