Cozied up in our Colorado home watching the lights twinkle on the tree with the snow-covered mountains as a backdrop out the window. Yo Yo Ma's haunting yet lovely cello playing and sipping cocoa with a pile of marshmallows. . . and still, no Christmas spirit. Where has it gone? I long for those years when my children were small and the air was charged with excitement over Santa's imminent arrival. I should have done a better job encouraging them to be excited over the arrival of Christ. I guess that is what's missing in our world today. How fortunate we are to have salvation handed to us, yet how sadly we take it for granted. Sadness does not come from Christ, it comes from a lack of Christ. I need Christ in my life.