Sunday, December 13, 2009

1000 Gifts: Signs of the Season

I really enjoy Christmas.  What better reason to get together with friends and family than to celebrate the birth of our Savior: Emmanuel - "God with us."  God, Himself, coming down from the perfection of Heaven, to dwell WITH US!  I praise HIM for His perfect Humanity and His Complete Deity.  What an awesome combination!  The only combination with the power to save! 

0092.  Lights of the Christmas Season reminding us of the LIGHT OF THE WORLD!

0093.  Beautiful adornments to decorate our tree symbolizing Joy, Hope, and Life in the Promise of a Savior.

 0094.  Hearing little voices acting out the Christmas story with figurines just their size and placing them "just so".

0095.  A gathering of brothers and sisters in Christ, family that will remain forever because of the common bond we share under the blood of our Savior who was once a Babe in Bethlehem.

0096.   The true realization of the meaning of Emmanuel - God with us!

0097.  The humility of giving and receiving of gifts with the most important thing being the knowledge of the MOST IMPORTANT GIFT EVER - JESUS!

0098.  Making Christmas cards for those in need - sharing Christ's love to the "least of these."

0099.  The Jesse Tree - new traditions used to share with our children God's plan throughout the ages to save His creation.

0100.  Cherished songs: "Joy to the World", "The First Noel", "Away in a Manger", and "Mary, Did You Know?"  playing to glorify the only ONE who is Worthy.

0101. The message of the cradle meaning NOTHING without the message of the CROSS!


"And you shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sin" Matt. 1:21.


amy said...

i have seen the joshua tree in a couple of places. did you make this one? i'll have to check it out! you toot me on that, and i'll toot you on the tassel. deal?

Heather said...

Amen, amen, and amen! Thanks for the morning reminder... thanks for holding me accountable... thanks for sticking with me... thanks for modeling a selfless heart. Love you to pieces...