This is one of my most favorite parts of Christmas. In the midst of the rush of getting all the preparations readied for Christmas … these hours bring a sharp contrast. Everyone is sound asleep, but me. Everything is ready for celebration. But for now … there is silence. There truly is a peacefulness for the first time in a while. It is almost 2:00am on Christmas morning. All is calm … and in the darkness, all is bright. I know it won’t last … but for now it will do. Tomorrow will bring a different rythm, but a fun one! But for now … it is quiet. There is silence. And in the silence there is a peace that seems to be reaching out. I hope that peace reaches you this Christmas Season and grabs your heart and soul. A New Year is dawning and there will be plenty to think about and do. But for now, I think I will enjoy this Silent Night. It is certainly a Holy Night.