I remember things like laughing as we played games or watched a funny movie. Laughing as my daughter wrestled her brother to the floor, one more time, just to make him declare that Girls Rule! Although I secretly suspect that last time, he let her win. I remember the joy of opening a gift that wasn't very expensive but was the greatest gift you got because you knew the sacrifices made to give it to you.
It is with this in mind that I gave myself the gift of a lean Christmas this year. Sure I would have loved spending time with loved ones, opening and giving gifts is awesome too! Lights and Christmas decorations are my favorite tangible things about Christmas. This year however, I decided that for me, less was best and I was right. My gifts this year were far greater than I could have imagined.
This is a list of a few things I received:
The gift of Hope: Hope for tomorrow and promise for the future. This allows me to be able to stand in the midst of the battle. To find joy in the simple things and to dream of the future. Hope gives me reason to take action today to make things better for tomorrow.
The promise gift: The promise of the future found in the knowledge of what Jesus came to do for me and for all of mankind. To show me the way to go, both here in this life and in the eternal life yet to come. This promise fills me with joy. Joy that carries me through the trials and struggles of life.
The final gift I wish to mention:This gift is perhaps the most important and that is the gift of love.
This gift came when Jesus was born, even though I did not exist in this world yet and it was so strong it has been carried on all the way till now. So that today I would know I was loved and that is the greatest gift of all. This gift manifested itself in many ways. From the wonderful chat with someone very dear to my heart to phone calls with loved ones. The snow on the ground, a symbol of purity covering that which is not. To the reminder of Christ's love for me, a love so strong that he chose to shed His perfect blood to cover my not so perfect self.
Sure I learned how to set up Netflix and watched movies all day, parades on my internet tv, I rejoiced with others and sang Christmas songs. Jesus didn't have to come as a baby to tell me what to do. He could have done that as the omni-present Holy Creator. Jesus chose to come here as a babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes, laid in a manager. He chose this so He could live life as we do, experience what we do and see what we see. Then He used it to shine the light on the way.
Yes, it was a great Christmas to go lean.
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