Wednesday, December 01, 2010

It is that time of year when you can blink and time has passed just as quickly as it came. I love the holidays and all that comes with them. Thanksgiving was a wonderful time to thank God for all His gifts in our lives and now Christmastime is here to share with more family and friends through gatherings, gifts, songs, cards, and cookies..don't forget the cookies. Today is December 1st. The first day you can open that piece of chocolate behind the window of your $1.99 Advent Calendar from Walgreens. (Side note: the girls really wanted those calendars this year, so I went to buy some yesterday, but the only available Advent calendars had Santa all over them. I don't hate Santa, but I just couldn't buy a Santa Advent calendar. (Disclaimer: feel no guilt if you have Santa Advent calendars. I think no less of anyone who has affection for Santa- I, personally, just couldn't do it) :)

Anyway, the thought of "God with us" has come to be such a precious thing to me each Christmas season. The Advent of Christ really warms my heart and soul and mind. Regardless of the circumstances of your life, the thought of Jesus coming down from Heaven should bring you great joy. If you haven't heard the song "Hallelujah (light has come)" from the Barlow Girls' Christmas album, you should. I love it.

We've been found
A child is born
To save us now...Jesus
light has come
A Savior who will set us free
A Promise for those who believe

Blessed Advent. May the presence of your Savior find its way into all of your life this wonderful holiday season.