My parents have already taken down the Christmas decorations, and it is probably a mere matter of days before I’ll pack up my own. I love the season and the lights and ornaments so much and packing it up is always a little sad. But joy remains when I remember that God’s gift to us of Jesus didn’t end with Christmas, it ended with his resurrection, after he died for my sins. After he demonstrated such incredible love and mercy for you and for me. So as the decorations come down and we return to our routines, let’s think about God’s grace and keep the joy that comes from accepting God’s gift which began with the incarnation, but did not end there.