Monday, December 19, 2011
This year CHRISTmas in our house is going to be alittle different!! We haven't decorated, haven't bought any gifts that have to be wrapped, haven't had to stress out about shopping & spending money we don't have. Didn't get up & go Black Friday shopping (which has been a tradition for YEARS)! We haven't done any of the wordly things that mean CHRISTmas!!!
It's not that we are being Mr. & Mrs. Scrooge!!! That's not it at all!!
We have choosen this year to remember the true meaning of CHRISTmas!!!
There was a gift that was given to us many many many moons ago!! Our Lord and Savior decided to lower himself to come down to this earth to DIE FOR US!!! You know HE knew how everything was gonna play out!! He is Omniscient!! HE knew HE was gonna have a horrible death, be placed on the cross & be persecuted his whole life for ME!!!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
Without the birth that we will celebrate in a few days there never would have been a death!!!
So this year for CHRISTmas the only gift that will be under our pretend tree (cuz we don't have one up remember) is little ol me! A gift to my Lord, who came to this horrible earth & died so I could live today!! A gift of thanksgiving to HIM. I'll be living my life looking up to HIM and saying thank you for all that you've done for me!!!!