All over the world.......people are preparing for Christmas.
In Northern Ireland......
(Belfast children from the loyalist Suffolk estate join with their neighbours from the nationalist Lenadoon area in a joint Christmas service on the Stewartstown Road in Belfast.)
Somewhere in the world, Penguins and Dogs are getting dressing up.
Arlington National Cemetary is even decorated.
Now we wait just a few more days in anticipation of the one day that the world marks to "remember" a special birth.
We've prepared many gifts, we've prepared special foods, we've prepared our homes, we've prepared pretty cards and have mailed them off.
But I wonder to myself tonight.....
"Have we prepared our HEARTS?"
I'm working on that.
It really is THE most important preparation that needs to be done.
"Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other."
How nice it will be to "Kiss the King" one day.