We are expecting another 6 inches of snow today here in the upper Midwest. Looking out on the 12 inches plus on the ground already, we can definitely say we will have a "white" Christmas! Our small indoor tree is all decorated with its tiny lights giving off a glow on this grey day. The fridge is filled with Christmas dinner ingredients, and the house smells like sweet potato pie. Our gifts are wrapped and waiting for Christmas morning, and Joel has his church services ready to go. Christmas will soon be here and the wait will be over.
Tomorrow we will read the Christmas story, worship the birth of God's son, and celebrate the most precious gift anyone has ever been given~ the gift of salvation coming in the form of a baby. In joy we will sing familiar hymns, hear God's Word, and greet others with "Merry Christmas"! We will eat a feast, enjoy special desserts, and will be bursting with the love of family and friends whether in our homes or from afar.
As we embrace another Christmas, in awe we give thanks for God's gift to each of us. Jesus.