Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas

Glitter Photos

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas!

This is a picture of the sugared fruit wreath in my dining room. It seemed to turn out better than the Christmas tree pictures. The wreath is simple in nature. It is a reminder, every time I look at it, of my thankfulness to God for his daily, bounteous blessings!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Remember Christmas is not about the gifts, it is about the birth of Jesus. Everything else is, as I consider it, accessory. If you had a chance to enjoy Christmas Eve services at your church or a local church, it helps keep in the forefront the "reason for the season". I do not like to start my holiday without this very important service or at least reading the gospel record of why I should celebrate Jesus' birth. A point well made this year is that even though we don't know the real date of Jesus birth, it is important to celebrate His birth. The shepherds and angels celebrated Jesus birth. The record is written in the Bible so Christians can reflect and, if they choose, can show honor as did the shepherds and angels. Whether the date is December 25th or some other date, we will not know. What we do know is that the events surrounding Jesus' birth were magnificent. So magnificent that Luke chose to record those events so that we could forever remember, first and foremost, the entrance of our Lord and Savior into our earthly world. What an entrance! His entrance lead to an earthly ministry that would affect and change the lives of individuals for centuries to come.

Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!