Okay, I think I'm starting to get into the Christmas spirit. I visited a couple of Christmas specialty stores this afternoon. How can you not feel it while walking in and amongst beautifully decorated tress? Then Don and I did a little shopping tonight. Well, we actually did more looking but at least we started. Tomorrow the tree goes up!
We stepped into a Christian Bookstore tonight and I bought myself a small Christmas book full of meditations, stories, and quotes. I think I'm going to enjoy reading it each day. I think it will help me keep the focus on the reason for the season.
Here's a couple of things that was said in the introduction. I thought I would share them as they are great things to reflect on as we enter this special time of year.
"Christmas is your best time of the year because it is a celebration of God's moving into your town, your neighborhood, your home, and into you.
Christmas is God in the flesh, making tangible God's feelings about you. You acknowledge such love when you put up your tree, decorate it with colors and shapes, and light it in joyful anticipation. You honor such a gift when you choose particular presents for special people and give them in love and appreciation. You affirm the coming of God in Christ when you read the story, sing the songs, listen to the Word, accept the truth, and feel the touch.
Christmas is knowing God loves you and comes to be with you. Christmas is God in your heart."
(taken from Christmas Is... published by Blue Sky Ink)
If you hadn't noticed, today is December 1st. May the next 25 days be filled with Christ's love and all the joys that the holidays can bring.
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