by Laurie Henderson on 12/22/15
I really look forward to the Winter Solstice because to me it is symbolic of what Christmas means ...the birth of light. We begin to gain approximately two minutes of daylight each day after the Winter Solstice until the Vernal Equinox(March 20, 2016) and approximately 3 minutes per day with March being the most daylight gain. I know that doesn't seem like much but to me it is a promise of things to come(Summer) and that is all I need to get me through the dreary days of Winter.
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. He is the light that guides us in our life here on earth and promises to guide us to everlasting light and life after our time on earth. As a Christian I do believe that Jesus is the son of God and it is my faith that gets me through the difficult(dark) times knowing that Jesus(light) will be there to spiritually guide me forward. That is what faith is...a belief in something so deeply that the explanation is not necessary because the knowing is not in the proof.
For all of those people who click on my blog and do not share my belief system I want you to know that another word for God in my vernacular is Love. I think it is important to be kind, loving, accepting, and accountable to the expectations that a life worth living is filled with love.
Happy Holidays and make certain you get out there and enjoy that extra two minutes of daylight tomorrow...before you know it ...Summer will be here!