In 1943, Bing Crosby became the first to record I’ll Be Home for Christmas. What you probably didn’t know is that the song was written about a soldier in World War II, who was hoping to come home to be with his family for Christmas. With that in mind, James Kimball Cannon wrote this verse.
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams.
I’ll be home for Christmas,
If only in my dreams.
There were some other guys who were home for Christmas – the very first Christmas. They were the poor shepherds. “And in the same region, there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night” (Luke 2:8).
The shepherds were just ordinary guys who were rewarded for staying on task with their ordinary duties. Doing the right thing, over and over, in simple obedience to one’s call. That’s how we find the blessings that were realized by the shepherds so many years ago.
Recovery Step: Do the little things right. Like the shepherds, be where you’re supposed to be when you’re supposed to be there, and great things will follow.