While much of the excitement we have during December here in South Asia is meant to distract ourselves from what we are missing back in the USA while also forming our own family Christmas traditions, much of what we do is focused upon showing others why we celebrate Christmas.
Christmas morning and the following few days are spent just catching up on sleep and recovering from the colds that have latched on to our worn out bodies, trying to recover as the cement and granite building we live in retains the coldness from the previous night.
But the faces of the men, women, and children who now have heard of Jesus's coming,
Who have copies of DVD's telling the story of His life in their hands,
Who have warm blankets,
Makes our enduring of the sicknesses,
And the tired feelings,
And the creepy Santas we had to endure…
All worth it.