Jesus is always with us – whether we’re singing sacred Christmas carols to honor His birth or enjoying festivities with our children like visiting Santa. We may not see the Lord with our physical eyes, but if we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit, we can sense His presence right there in the room with us, maybe even looking over our shoulder—certainly, hearing every word we say and seeing everything we do. The little girl on the cover, who is fairly gasping for breath as she spiels off her wish list to Santa, is unaware of Jesus’ presence. But He cares for everything that concerns her and is, even now, monitoring every aspect of her life. How do I know? Because that little girl is me. The watercolor painting is a self-portrait based on a black-and-white department store photo from 1954.