Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Gospel of Luke, chapter 2, verses 8 through 14:

“8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.”

“…That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

What happened to Rich Thomas?

His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, “This was a man.”

This was a man.

Rich, we will miss you. As we huddled through countless horrors in the dark space under our stairs, you were there. When we were home alone, electrified by a million volts of thundering violence, you were there. Rich, we will miss you, no tornado nor hail storm will ever be the same. Our vigilant hero, Rich, we salute you- God speed and good luck, may you find His perfect grace and everlasting peace.