12/7/08

Christmas time is here

Woman with a Candle by Godfried Schalken Or Schalcken
Woman with a Candle


Tonight we spent some time celebrating this wonderful season we call Christmas. As Americans we can get so caught up in the parties and schedules and shopping, and miss the whole reason for the season that we celebrate. It's not about the tree, or the gifts, or the parties, but a little baby that was born in a barn.
Not just any baby though, this was the Son of Almighty God. Now think a moment, if you were God wouldn't you send your one and only Son into the lap of luxury, or the center of the Hollywood spotlight, or the highest political seat in the land? Why do you think that God allowed His Son to be born in a barn?
Perhaps God is trying to tell us that riches and power and fame, are not as important as we think they are.
Perhaps humility is more important than all these other things to the heart of God.
It was a pleasure to see the light in my Mother in Laws eyes as she heard her son read the second Chapter of Luke. Some of you who follow this blog know that my MIL has Alzheimers, yet she understands and accepts the truth of God's word as a child, with child like faith. We can learn alot from her. She listened with anticipation as my husband told of how Jesus in humility came to this earth to show us just how much God really loves us and how much we need Him.
We took the time to light two candles tonight to relflect on the this wonderful love story that God has preserved for us in His word, and that Jesus is the light of the world and we are to reflect His light as we love others in this world. We ate something sweet, Mil loves chocolate, so we had chocolate chip cookies to remind us of more of God's words..."Taste and see that the Lord He is good."

Listening to the second chapter of Luke reminded me of a song my husband wrote called "The Greatest Gift" My Husband and I and our two sons recorded the song a few years ago. I'd like to share it with you this Christmas season. You can listen to it by clicking on the player on the right column, and even download an mp3 for free, or click on the link below the player and get the embeddable player for your own site.

Merry Christmas & Blessings in Jesus!


2 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh a beautiful song! Your voice is just so rich and sweet! Thank you for sharing, you and your family are very talented!

Domestically Inclined said...

Thanks Laurie,
May God hold you and your family tight this Christmas season.

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