At Christmas time, we tend to focus on the traditional verses about the birth of Jesus. During this special season of Advent it seems we return to those same verses again and again. Prompted by a sermon I heard over the weekend, I opened my Bible to 1 Peter 1 this morning. It seemed like a good place to begin the day with the Lord. As I read over the familiar words, I felt like they were just what I needed for this time of year. I thought perhaps some of you might need them today too. I've enhanced the words that spoke to me the most in this season.