It's always sad to see Christmas leave. There is such a build up....lights, music, Christmas cards to send out, partys, baking, wrapping, shopping for food and last minute gifts. It's a relief the hectic is gone but it's one time of the year I enjoy celebrating Christmas===Jesus' birth. I like the extra church services to attend, as in Christmas eve and then regular church. This year Christmas was on Sunday so that service was extra special. I enjoy the decor and the nativity we have at church.
There's also memories of Christmases past when both my parents were alive; eagerly awaiting the present opening; going to grandma's or aunt and uncles houses for a meal; having my mom at our table; our first Christmas together when we were in the Air Force, overseas in England; our children in their pajamas by the tree....it's good to reflect and be thankful for what I've had in the past.
Now there are new memories with grandchildren so dear; the 5 days before Christmas when my sister's dog, Abby, became lost. It pains me that Kerri is sad from the loss and no word yet. Where can Abby be? Memories of the church services we attended with family, the candles glowing from the congregation lighting candles and there is more light. How impressive and thought provoking. We are to be the light in the darkness for people that need to find the way to Jesus. Be like a city on a hill.
Jesus is the light of the world, who came down into darkness, open my eyes and let me see.
JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME!