Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Roughly 2000 years ago, a group of people were
out on the night shift, somewhere in the countryside. It was likely the same group of
people who worked the day shift. There was no limit to the hours they put in. And there was no overtime pay either. Nobody in charge cared about their
stress level or their benefits, because they were shepherds. And shepherds were at the bottom
of the Judean social ladder. The fact that those lowly shepherds were the first ones to hear the Christmas message was unexpected. But Someone thought they were worthy. Someone was unconcerned about their social status. Maybe Someone did it on purpose. It is a part of the Christmas story
that shows us, year after year, that everyone deserves to hear a message of love, no matter their station in life. Those shepherds must have been filled with total fear and awe. Imagine…you’re out in the pasture, probably half
asleep, nothing around you but the nighttime and the smell of sheep. And suddenly the sky lights up and angels,
yes angels, are singing. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men.” The fragile little baby in this Christmas
story comes to bring us peace and love. And reminds us every year to spread
His love to those around us. Christmas is a time of joy, but it’s
also a time of sorrow for many, and we all know someone who could
use a kind word or a helping hand. It might be the family who just lost their
mother and grandmother in a sudden accident. Or a young man waiting
desperately for a heart transplant. It might be a family going through a financial
setback. Or a young woman fighting addiction, feeling lost and alone. Or the families of a hockey team who have lost
so much, but won the hearts of the world. George Matthew Adams said, “Let us remember
that a Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first”. Standing up for Saskatchewan
means we look out for each other. As you go from city, to small town, to
countryside in this great province, it amazes me how people do just
that: look out for one another. And they do it in so many ways. Through volunteering, fundraising, helping
refugee families, and supporting those in crisis. Saskatchewan people, we reach out
to others. Always without question, extending the hand of friendship
to those in need. Around the world and right here at home,
our province continues to be a shining example. And I am so proud to call Saskatchewan my home. So from my wife Krista and I, and our family, and on behalf of my colleagues in
the Government of Saskatchewan: May the wondrous spirit of Christmas fill
your heart with peace and love. And may that same spirit continue to fill you
with hope in the New Year. And may all of you know warmth and joy as
you celebrate with those you love. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

13 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas to the Moe family. Excellent message. You are carrying on the tradition of Saskatchewan having the best Premier. God bless you and your family this Christmas season.

  2. Merry Christmas to Scott and family. You also speak like you are born and raised in the greatest province of Saskatchewan. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for this beautiful message. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Moe's! Thank you for all you do for Saskatchewan!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family, hopefully 2019 is a healthy, happy,
    and prosperous year for all in this great Province.

  5. And a Merry Christmas to you and your Family .A special thanks for the great job you are doing for us . No other leader even comes close to you.

  6. Merry Christmas to Mr. Scott Moe and family. It is such a pleasure to hear a Christian Christmas message of love. Thank you very much.

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