I woke up to sunrise from a new location. As I watch the sun rise in the east, I picture my friends across the sea already celebrating the birth of our Lord even further in the east. My sister’s family carry on the morning as I know they normally do. I love them but I feel lost. I have one kid here and one kid in Florida who’s missing us so much he doesn’t even want to call us. I wonder if I should be worried? It’s all the same and all different. God is in control. And so this is Christmas. I pray for each of us to absorb every minute, store them in our hearts, and thank God for the best gift of all. Merry Christmas!