Currently Frosty the Snowman is on....a tradition we do every year...watching all the Christmas specials. I sang Christmas carols at our Christmas Tea with ladies from bible study today. I have been wrapping gifts this week while the tree lights are on....listening to Christmas music. All the hustle and bustle of Christmas.
We have all the comforts of Christmas but this year (as like last year) my husband and I are thousands of miles away from our friends and family. For me being with family is one of the most special things about the holidays.
However being so far away I am reminded of why we even celebrate Christmas. It is found in Luke 2.
The angels come to the shepherds and say,
“Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news
of great joy which will be for all the people;for today
in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the
Lord. “This will be a sign for you: you will
find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And
suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
For unto us.....each and everyone of us..... is given the gift of Jesus.
This Christmas I started an advent Calender...homemade... preparing our hearts for Christmas.
Something that seems more difficult but yt the best thing to do is to turn off all media, put away the phone, shut the door and quietly come before our Savior. Sometimes we may have a lot to say and other times our hearts may e heavy with nothing to say....all this is ok. Coming before our Savior and loving Him, being with Him.... Know He is God.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name
Immanuel” (which means, God with us).