What do pastors do to prepare for Christmas, you ask?
We vacuum. We untangle Christmas lights. We find missing hymnals and restock the pews. We set up an ironing board so that the choir can “freshen” up their robes.
We resuscitate poinsettias that someone forgot to water. (And compost the ones that don’t make it.)
We refresh the greens in the sanctuary and figure out where the tapers are for the candlelight service.
And we pray for our congregants and our visitors, that the Light of the world will shine through in new ways.
And then, we go home and put our feet up for just a minute… before finishing that next round of baking, wrapping, and cleaning. ‘Cause Christmas is coming!!