Sunday, December 23, 2012

Home for Christmas

It's that time of year.  The stockings have been hung.  Trees are lit.  Gifts are wrapped.  Food has been and is being prepared.  Families are gathering.  Children are waiting.  As we discussed in Sunday School this morning, it is all magical for the kids.  And it is.  As I think back, Christmas morning at home was always, always good.  I have many memories and not one of them are bad.  Thanks to Mom, Dad, Sis and Brother. 

We put so much emphasis on the gifts and all the hooray now, that we are often guilty of leaving out the One and Only reason we even celebrate. 

The One who was born of a virgin to walk this earth to save a nasty soul like mine. 

As some of our family members have traveled home for Christmas,  the excitement begins to build.  As Christmas Eve approaches the excitement grows for the kids too.  But my prayer for you is that, when Christmas morning arrives it won't be the gifts that you are focused on.  May your focus be on our Saviour.  Our Messiah.  Our King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  The One and Only that came to this earth and died for us.
So from our home to yours
Enjoy this special time with your family. 
Hug them tight.
Say I love you.
Spend just an extra minute with them.
Soak up the memory.
And give thanks.
And don't forget to say Happy Birthday.

I can't help but share this memory with you.  We shopped Friday til we dropped.  They made me laugh so hard.  Yes, they were out in public with these things on.  And yes they had them on with their Starbucks cup in hand. 
They know the reason we celebrate.  They also know Him.  And that makes this mama proud.
I will take the time to say Happy Birthday.  I will soak up the memories being made.  And I will give thanks.  Will you?

From all of us at the Partyin' Preacher's Wife
Merry Chirstmas!

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