I grew up hearing Christmas countdowns and carols as soon as the month turns into a “ber” month (i.e., September). It may be way ahead of time, but I have always loved it ü.
So whether I’m home or overseas, it’s a natural thing for me to find a way to play my favorite Christmas songs even as early as September.
It also creates a much happier spirit in me while looking forward to the usual trip home to spend the season with the whole family, my partner and old friends.
This year though, with all the issues that the pandemic has caused, Christmas travel plans have been thrown off course. So I can’t somehow bring myself to play my usual Christmas playlist.
The days are counting and it will be Christmas before we know it.
Yet life must go on. And we should make the most of everything here and now!
We should keep believing that God has something great in store for all of us despite what’s happening.
Yes, Christmas may not be the same this year. But we continue to pray.
And look ahead with hope in our hearts.