Tuesday, December 23, 2014

From our Family to Yours

Merry Christmas! May your celebration of the birth of our Savior
bring joy and peace to your hearts. May He bless and keep you
in His perfect peace until He comes again.

Christmas is a beautiful season! I love the decorations, hot drinks, comfort food, and excuses to have parties and be with family. But mostly, I love this season of reflection for how blessed we really are.

Not everyday is rosy. Can you see that William was really not in the family-photo-taking mood? But I'm thankful we got one good shot we could use for cards. Smiling or not, the Lord has been very good to us. We have our health, our (small) home, our work, our family, friends, our church-family, etc. 

We have a Savior, who came to dwell with us first in the form of a baby, born of a virgin. He lived to die as the ultimate payment for our sin, and through him we have the gift of eternal, everlasting life. Now we have his Holy Spirit, who is our comforter, counselor, helper, and intercessor; and a promise that the Messiah will return and take us home to His Kingdom. For this, I am so thankful. 

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the shopping, decorating, cooking, baking and parties, it is sometimes hard to find the time and space for quiet reflection of our Savor's birth. The saying "He is the reason for the season" only stops me for a brief moment before continuing on my merry way. I have failed numerous times this year to quiet my heart and connect with my Creator-God and the month of December has been no exception. But it my hope and prayer that this week, while away from the city (btw - I'm in Texas!) I can find that space and make the time for Him. The One to whom I am forever-grateful.

And I pray too, for you, my dear wonderful reader, that our Creator-God would connect with you and you with Him this beautiful Christmas season. For the gift of eternal life was meant for all mankind!

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