Monday, November 26, 2012
Celebrating the Season
I definitely do not have a perfect home, but I was blessed once again as I watched my children getting the house ready to celebrate the season. They were singing along with the Christmas carols we had playing and were helping each other with the decorating. We took a car ride to see the annual "Festival of Lights". We have Christmas parties coming up and I will be singing in "Messiah" soon. We will be baking and shopping and wrapping and signing our Christmas cards. There is much to do and there are so many ways we can get ready to celebrate, but before we get too carried away, I want to stop and reflect on Who we are really celebrating. We read our weekly Advent Scriptures and sing about Him in our church and at home, but are we truly celebrating the One who willingly came to this Earth, knowing that a Cross was in His future? This season that we celebrate is beautiful, but it's only beautiful when we celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ every day of our lives. My Savior and my Lord loves me with a love that I will never fully comprehend. Take all of the other things away, the lights, the gifts, the stockings and He is still there. May our prayer at this time of year and everyday be "Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus. There is room in my heart for Thee."