Glitter and God's promise to live with His people work together so well to give me a new perspective.
My all-time favorite Christmas television special is Merry Christmas Charlie Brown. The minor key of "Christmas Time is Here" seems to get at the heart of slightly melancholy longing that I associate with Christmas.
As much as I long for the joy and peace that Christmas brings, I know that it will only last for a season. I know that I'll keep longing until the day that Jesus comes back or He brings me home, but it sure is nice to have glimpses of glory caught in fairy lights and mistletoe to look forward to.
And then there's the fact that Linus preaches the gospel each year on national television for the best moment ever!!!