It is the evening of November 30th. Our Christmas trees are up. But not decorated yet. I pulled all of the Christmas decorations from the storage space under the stairs and the boxes and tubs are stacked in the dining room. I was excited to find leftover gift wrap from last year which I will use tomorrow to wrap our Christmas books. I just completed the finishing touches on a short but sweet message that will be stuffed into our Christmas cards this year. The half-gallon carton of egg nog that I bought for Thanksgiving is now all gone. Thanks to Payton.
The Christmas season is upon us.
And I want to remember to enjoy it. And slow down. And focus on what this season is all about. That's what we all want, right? I think it takes some careful reminders and deliberate choices to make that actually happen.
The video below has definitely inspired me and it makes me feel peaceful. Which is what this season is all about. Hope, joy, peace.
Each time I watch it I am filled with love for my family, for life, for my Savior, and for the opportunities He gives us to remember Him. These are quiet, gentle reminders. It's not blaring on the tv, but something very still that speaks to my spirit and fills my heart because I know it true.
Take 2 minutes and enjoy this message.
The first gift was not wrapped. Had no bow. Wasn't purchased online. Or in a store.
The first gift of Christmas was a simple gift. A sacred gift.
It wasn't gold, or frankincense, or myrrh.
It was a gift of love, and life, and peace, and hope.
Given by a father to all his children.
For God so loved the world and so loved you and you and you and every single one of us.
He gave his Son. He is the Christ. He is Christmas. He is the gift.
This Christmas season discover the gift. Embrace the gift.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16