Monday, December 26, 2011

The Day After

It is the day after Christmas. A short time of reflection on the day, before preparing for another day with friends and family.  We had a sweet day of celebrating the birth of our Saviour.  It started with a good morning to Jesus, and then just enough time to do presents with Grammy before getting ready for church. For us that means some heading to the barn for chores, others dressing little ones and making sure everything that needs to go out the door with us is not left behind.  Especially my son Michael's dee (his favorite blanket). We then spent the day at church.  The church choir did an amazing Christmas Cantata, then the church family and friends served   a delicious dinner, followed by words of thanksgiving by our Pastor.  Once we got home we spent time opening family gifts. It is wonderful to see that my children enjoy giving the gifts they picked out, as much, if not more than getting their own gifts. What a joy to watch the delight of children young and old open gifts, I am reminded of the scripture that "every good and perfect gift cometh from the Father," I believe God receives joy from His children when we accept His gifts to us, the first and most precious of these gifts is His gift of Salvation. What a thought-- that I can bring joy to The Creator of the universe and Saviour of my soul. That He would possibly find delight in me, the unlovable. This thought astounds me,  humbles me and encourages me.  Oh what a great and mighty God I serve. Full of grace and mercy to all.

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