Time is flying by and I know everyone is busy putting the finishing touches on the preparation for the big day. Family is due in for many, wrapping needs finished, food prepared. For some...shopping needs to be done. Hurry and get it all done so you can sit back and enjoy this happy time celebrating the birth of our Saviour.
I finished a LO this weekend. It is of my boss' little girl. I think it is a precious picture. It makes me feel the wonder of Christmas. I think we all love to see the excitement of Christmas in the eyes of the children.
There are so many facets of Christmas that we all love so much. We know the reason for the season is the celebration of the birth of our Savior, but wrapped around that are so many other things.
I know that we all seem, from time to time, to complain about the different things that go on around the holiday...that we are forgetting what it is all about. But as I look at it, all of what we do is all part of what Christ really wants for us...done with the right heart!
I believe...He wants us to gather family around. He wants us to bake, cook and eat..to break bread together...and celebrate His birth. He wants us to give to each other...a part of ourselves...to those we love. God gave His gift to us and Christ gives His gifts to us. We need to give, also. When we give to others, we are giving to Him.
We just need to remember why we are doing what we are doing and celebrate with thanksgiving the greatest gift of all that has been given to all of mankind.
Celebrate the season. Have a wonderful time. Celebrate the old...and make new...traditions.
But let us do it, remembering the reason for the season.
Wishing every one of you the merriest Christmas ever.
My thought for the day.