I hope that you were and are able to spend time with family and friends this week. As a Christian, I marvel at Christmas. The thought of an all-powerful God even deigning to acknowledge lower life-forms is staggering, much less the incredible mercy he showed when he, who owed us nothing, made a willing sacrifice. When I give gifts at Christmas, I am always pleased to give freely, but I could never come close to the grace that was shown to us when Jesus was born in this world.
Today I have a Christmas gift for you. Since Christmas is a celebration of birth and hope, I have a passage from this year's NaNo about a birth. It is rough and largely unedited, I just tweaked a few things. Hope you enjoy!