My word last Christmas was “JOY”.
This year, I found “NOEL” and decided to study up on it. And I’m glad I did, because Monday when our exterminator stopped by he asked what that word meant.Some researchers claim the word Noel simply means a Christmas song and that it dates from the early 19th century. A few state that it originated centuries before the French used it. Some say that Noel means “good news”. My favorite explanation (and the one I shared with my bug guy) asserts that “NO-” comes from the Latin natalis which means “birth,” and “-EL” of course, is Hebrew for God. Thus, to me, Noel celebrates the birth of God.
Like last year, we visited our friends’ church to hear their Christmas concert.
And again, as I was leaving the church, God brought me “my word” as He did last December.
May you be blessed this season as we celebrate His birth.