Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morning

I have been absent here in order to be really present in my offline life this past week. 
It has been so very good for my soul. I hope tonight to sit by the fire (although it is a balmy 50ish degrees here in Georgia) and reflect on some of the significant themes of this final week of Advent.

But this morning, I just wanted to share a little slice of heaven in my home.
As my children stood at the top of the stairs ready to see what Santa brought it occurred to me, THIS is the picture of Advent I want to embrace:

joyful, electric anticipation of what is to come.

The 'what' for the Believer is actually a HE.
He was dressed in rags rather than a faux fur red suit.
The Giver we celebrate today brings many, many gifts to our lives.
Let us run to Him each morning with an 8 year old Christmas kind of joyful expectation and trust.
His gifts are good and given to us in love.
Merry, merry Christmas!


dee said...

Beautiful words and priceless expressions on their faces. Merry Christmas!

Margaret Feinberg said...

Love those PJs. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet little ones!

Allison said...

Encouraging words, and your children are just precious!