It’s been a quick December and a different one for us.
Different celebrating this time – it’s been easier, less stress.
The reading of Biblical accounts of People in the Lineage of JESUS (this is our 7th year, but this year it), has been our focus. Today will be number 24.
Our Jesse tree (Isaiah 11:10) again this year has been a heart-warming pleasure in our living area.
White lights, white tree, delicate white paper ornaments, and the reading of Scripture with applications for each day’s hanging of the ornament.
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp.
There’s been no rushing around for presents; a little knitting here and there and grab an outfit or two (while general shopping at the box store I will not name 🙂 ) for Little Ones so very dear, and, of course, online works from the comfort of home.
And so this has been our December.
And today the customary dishes are in prep for a family gathering tomorrow – LORD willing.
And today, JT and I bring YOU a Greeting of Peace and Joy because of Immanuel.
It is our hope you are remembering the Baby in a Manger was GOD incarnate, born likely not on December 25 but surely born for us.
And as you remember the Baby Yeshua, don’t miss the greater miracle — The GODMAN who died and rose again to save wretched sinners like us from ourselves, sin, hell, and the grave.
Traditions of men – we must be careful with them that they do not blind us or distract us from The LOVE and HOLINESS of GOD.
May The LORD of GLORY be pleased, honored, and glorified with and in our gatherings.