i also love the family aspect of Christmas, getting together with loved ones, spending time with them, celebrating with them. its a busy world, and there seems to be so much time that passes us by before we even realize it. sometimes it takes a holiday for us to be able to stop and appreciate our family and friends.
i even love the St. Nicholas/Santa Claus stuff. i know some people feel like to much emphasis is placed on Santa Claus and gifts and whatever, a lot of Christian families don't even like the whole Santa Claus thing at all. i love it. i think that its something magical and special and look forward to seeing the twinkle in my kids eyes for sometime as they grow up. now, i know that its something that people say may be hard for kids to differentiate, how can we justify that Jesus Christ is really real, and Santa is not, to that i say, its how i live my life. its the example i set for my kids. St. Nicholas was very much real, the spirit inside of him is the same Holy Spirit i carry inside of me, that causes me to be Santa Claus to people that i come in contact with this time of year.
a very talented musician, and someone who i would consider a friend, Justin McRoberts, has a very beautiful song that is one of my favorite Christmas songs, to be honest its one i listen to year round
i put together this video because i wanted to be able to share this song, consider it a Christmas present from me to you, share it, its available on vimeo Born Beneath These Stars or on YouTube Born Beneath These Stars