This is one of my favorite blog memes. It is so good to step back and take the time to focus on the good that God is doing in our lives. To often we see nothing but the evil around us but there is so much good.
And this month is a good time to step back and reflect on Christ, cause he is the center of Christmas. My kids all kind of look at me with a sideways glance when the Christmas special we are watching comes to the part where they are discussing the "true meaning of Christmas" and yes I always give a little sigh when I hear the lines that are something like this. It is a time for family and friends. It is a time of giving. It is a time for love. You know it is all of that but it is so much more. Christ left his father, gave up the glories of heaven, knowing that he would be hung on a tree. Knowing he would have the sins of the world put on him. And he chose to leave out of love for us. Oh what wondrous love. I am so thankful that my Savior loved me enough to die for me. Christ gift to us is so amazing. That is what I am thankful for.
Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin's womb and an empty tomb. Jesus entered our world through a door marked, "No Entrance" and left through a door marked "No Exit."--Peter Larson
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