On the 10th day until Christmas…

I’m writing this one after the fact because I didn’t have time all day until now to write.  It has been a nice day and a fast one. 

The day started with me running a couple of errands and then returning home so that Laura could get to her Girls’ Bible Study Christmas party.  She had a really nice time at the party, playing games and fellowshipping with the other girls.

While she was gone, I made her birthday card – she is turning 14 tomorrow!!  (a full day coming up tomorrow – I’ll probably be posting late again!)  This took me most of the afternoon, as it takes me awhile to work on a card –  between interruptions and trying to think creatively!

This evening was Jeff’s office Christmas dinner.  It was held at a beautiful country club and the food and company were very good.  I sooo wished that I had my camera with me, because I wanted to post a picture of one of the items on the dessert table – it was a small cream puff in the shape of a swan!  It actually had wings and a neck and head!  I was tempted to bring one home, just so that I could photograph it for you, but decided that it might be too messy, so I just ate it!  Alas, you’ll just have to imagine it!

While we were gone this evening, Sarah made a Nativity shadow box.  She used a shoe box, glued grass on the bottom for hay and then made figures to stand up in it out of paper.  It turned out so sweet.  I will post a picture of it later on.

Continuing my thoughts on Revelation 4: 2-6 from yesterday – my third thought upon reading this passage was how amazing it is that Jesus chose to leave the wonderful, beautiful reality of heaven to come here, where things are not always wonderful and beautiful, and people don’t even acknowledge the reality of heaven.  What a difference it must have been for Him to be here, surrounded by sin,  rather than there, surrounded by righteousness and perfection – and how He must have missed His home at times.  But isn’t this just one more way that He has shown His love to us?  That He was willing to come and live among us and the sinful world that we live in, even knowing that He was here to be a sacrifice for us and that He would have to endure great pain and anguish on our account.  The depths of this love is too great for any of us to grasp!  That little babe in the manger that we focus on at Christmas was none other than the Creator of the universe and everything in it – and He willingly gave up so much for us.  What is our response to such love?  All He asks is for our heart, surrendered to Him in love and obedience and faith. . . does He have yours?

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!  Therefore, God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father.”      

                                                                Philippians 2: 5 – 11

 Blessings,

Nancy

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One Response

  1. Hey, Nancy!

    He certainly must want this message out. It’s really cool to be of one Mind and one Spirit.

    Your Christmas activities make me tired – and envious! I hope ya’ll have a wonder-full holiday season.

    In Him, Michelle:)

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