It is such a talked about story today, Argentina’s incredible win in the World Cup. It was an action packed final and so many are just delighted for Argentina and Lionel Messi

It is only six days to go before Christmas Day. The coming week is busy for everyone. There is a good busy and an exhausting busy. I hope your busy this coming week is good. I hope the coming week is a week of blessings for you. I hope you can enjoy beautiful connections with your family and friends. Whatever your plans are remember the beautiful message of Christmas, that God is with you, that God loves you and that you are precious and special.

On This Day

On December 19th 1843 “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is published and 6000 copies were sold

On December 19th 1997 the film Titanic about the doomed ocean liner, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premiered; it later became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

Birthdays Today

Kristy Swanson (Actress) is 53

Alexis Sanchez (Football Player) is 33

Saint For Today

Today December 19th is Saint Anastasius. He may not be a very famous Saint but he did lots of work to protect the Church from heresies

Significance Of Today

December 19th is a day to rejoice with Argentina on winning the World Cup!!

Interesting Quote For Today

“You have to show up in the World Cup, and in the World Cup anything can happen.” ~Lionel Messi

Did You Know

Did you know that the official language of Argentina is Spanish. It’s official currency is the Argentine peso. Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, and the second-largest in South America

Thought For The Week

There is a Christmas story called ‘The Mice in the Piano’ about a family of mice that lived in a large piano. They loved their piano world and the music that often came to them. It filled all the dark places with sounds and a beautiful harmony. At first the mice were very impressed with it. They drew comfort and wonder from the thought that there was someone who made the music. Although this someone was invisible to them, they felt close to whoever this invisible might be. They became known as the ‘unseen player’.

Then one day a daring mouse climbed up a part of the piano that no one had dared to go before and returned in a very thoughtful mood. The mouse had made a discovery at how the music was made. Wires were the secret. He had found tightly stretched wires of graduated lengths which trembled and vibrated. Now the mice had to revise all their old beliefs of how the music came. Only the most conservative of the mice could still believe in the unseen player.
Later another mouse explorer returned from another exploring adventure and came back with a new discovery about the origin of the music. Hammers were now the true secret. There were dozens of hammers that danced and leaped upon the wires to create the music. They dismissed the theory of the unseen player and described it all as a myth. Meanwhile the unseen player continued to play.
It may only be a fable story but it reminds us that at Christmas the unseen player continues to play. Some can call it a myth. Some call Christmas an exaggerated story. But it is also called the greatest story ever told. At its heart is a reminder that while God may be unseen, the music continues to be heard and the music continues to flow. God continues to love us and be with us.
A piano can only work because everything is connected in harmony. Everything works together as one, the player, the keys, the hammers, the strings and the music flows. The music is heard at happy times and also during sad and difficult times too. The music is symbolic of love and at Christmas we celebrate so much love and kindness all around us. We also celebrate God’s beautiful love of us. If there was no Christmas story, the piano would be silent. Some call it a myth. But Christmas is a beautiful celebration of God’s love for us. It is a celebration of the unseen player who continues to play always.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday