Christmas Eve is even more special to me than Christmas day. It is when I reflect on all that makes our cozy life so precious. My loving hubby always lights all of the Christmas candles and the music reflects the gift of Christ, we make a call to the grands and watch them open one gift each...
such sweet treasures they are.
Later in the evening we take a short trip over to my best friends home full of laughter, joy and good food. When we get back home the gifts go under the tree and we settle in to reflect on the peace of the night. I end the evening with a reading from scripture and this year I added a new favorite Christmas story "The Journey " by Donna Van Liere. It is a narrative of what
Christ's birth night may have actually been like.
I am Humbled by the facts surrounding the King of Kings birth and
His amazing entrance in to my humanity. I say my humanity because it is messy, crazy far from perfect yet God came down in to it to give me a reason to continue on when the days are hard.
I need to hold Christmas in my heart all year and remember the
warm, grace filled joy of my Saviors love. Merry Christmas to all!