Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Praising our wonderful Father and thanking to Him for the miraculous gift of His precious Son Jesus Christ. 
What a joy it is to celebrate His coming, A Mighty God coming in such a tiny frail and helpless, born so that He could die, to redeem us, set us free.

My Redeemer, Jesus Christ. 
He lives, and He is Lord, and today we celebrate His birth. And what a beautiful story it is.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
  Isaiah  9, 6
The night before Christmas...oh, my goodness, there's nothing like it...
Except Christmas day! 

Chilly Morning.
Chocolate overload. 
Wrapping paper, shredded.
Christmas music playing.
And love.
So much.

Motherest made us a big waffle meal, and then we had Lupper of Daddy's steaks with Marth and Tayte!! So fun having the newly weds hop over for a visit...they are SO darling! 
Oh, then we went to go see Unbroken in theaters, and we loved it! Popcorn, coke-ies...and then Daddy reading the story about how our Savior came to us. 
Sitting around in the family room, quilts and blankets and hot coffee and cookies (that flopped but that were still good) and eggnog, and then Daddy and Mama sharing things with us and talking to us. I am so blessed.

A day to celebrate, and just be. 
It's been glorious.
And our Christmas dinner. 
Because I treasure pictures of people eating. It causes joy and laughter and warm feelings to my heart. And because I love them.

 So thankful for each of these people, who make life extra merry!

And halleluiahs to King Jesus, who came here so many years ago as a tiny baby, and Who sits now Victor over sin and death-our mighty Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.We have so much to celebrate!!

Love you all dearly,