Jan. 25 - Still Celebrating Christmas!
No, I'm not going crazy. This is the scene nearby our apartment on Dec... er, check that... January 25th!
Many times in the past I have been personally encouraged by seeing decorations coming out at the end of November in Japan. It reminds me a bit of home, even though I know that 99.5% of the people in Japan do not know Christ.
That being said, it stills seems a little funny to be "celebrating" the holidays a month, sometimes two months(!) after Christmas. Yes, last year our own dear apartment complex was decorated all the way until the end of February! The funny thing - this year our landlord, for one reason or another had absolutely no decorations up.
Anyway, Merry Christmas from Japan! May the light of Christ shine into your lives all year around!