Christmas is a time for remembering. We remember a young virgin, hardly more than a child, who abandoned herself to the Lord to bear His Son before she was even married. We remember her young fiancée who obediently married her, even though he could hardly understand what was going on. We remember the Child born in a stable. We remember the angels visiting shepherds in the field. All of these images flood our hearts and minds with cherished memories. I would like to propose one more very important thing that needs to be remembered at Christmas time.
I like to listen to people when they pray. I like to pay particular attention to how they address the Lord. You can tell a lot about a person’s relationship with God by the way they address Him in prayer.