Alone and cold in a German prison, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to his fiancee: “I think we are going to have an exceptionally good Christmas.”
As I sit in warmth and comfort, enjoying the gathering family and the growing pile of presents, anticipating hearty meals and the joys of wonderful surprises, I wonder at his words.
My idea of an “exceptionally good Christmas” does not include facing death in a prison cell while a world war is raging. What was Bonhoeffer thinking?
Wishing you an “exceptionally good Christmas” and the true joy of the season that only the peace of God in hearts can bring.Photo “Holiday Fire” taken by State Farm and used here under Flickr Creative Commons.