Monday, December 20, 2010
The countdown to Christmas is now on in full force ... are you ready? Since we're just a matter of a few days away from Christmas, this week's randomness will focus on what blesses me at Christmastime.
1. Christmas music
The two radio stations that I listen to have been playing Christmas music since Thanksgiving (one of them 24/7). But this song has always been one that has touched me ... I think because as a mother, I can relate to Mary ... and always wondered if she truly understood what was happening to her, if she truly understood just who her baby was, if she truly understood why her baby came.
We've had some snow this Christmas season ... not all that much, but it's been snow. Of course, it's almost all melted now, but there is some wintry weather in the forecast for Christmas Eve (hopefully later rather than earlier since my sister L is scheduled to fly back home that afternoon). It would be awesome if we could have some white this Christmas).
3. Christmas movies
It's not Christmastime until we've watched Christmas movies. I have a list of "must-see" Christmas movies ... and a list of movies that I need to add to my list. ;-)
4. Christmas cookies
5. Christmas decorations
Of course, all these things are good, fun things that help to make Christmastime a festive time ... but Christmas is far, far more than these things. Christmas is God knowing that we needed a savior and providing that savior in the form of a tiny babe. Christmas is Jesus knowing that His coming meant death ... on a cross ... and He came anyway and will come again, not as a helpless babe but as a King. Christmas is living that joy and sharing that hope all year long.
May we enjoy these final days leading up to Christmas ... and may we never forget what Christmas truly is.