Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Hello blog readers!! First off, our apologies for not updating as much as we would've liked, considering this is the BEST time of year! It has been a busy season, and we have been thoroughly enjoying ourselves and our time together-back on the couch. Yay!! But we couldn't let this season pass without at least one blog. Christmas is, after all, our favorite. There are so many reasons we love it. We enjoy family and friends, shopping, the decorations, the music, the movies, and...did we mention...cookies? Because we REALLY like cookies. We have had much fun doing all of the above. As much as we love this season and all it entails, we don't want to be so caught up in the commercialization that we neglect to focus on the true reason for our joy. We realize this time of year can be sad for many people. For those who have lost love ones, we can't imagine how difficult it all must be. But the beauty of this season (and always) is that, as believers, we all have a reason to rejoice! That Bethlehem morning, Christ came to earth to reconcile sinners to God. What greater gift could there ever be? All the joy, hope, love, forgiveness, peace...everything beautiful in our life...came to us that day. God chose us and sent His only son. It continues to amaze us. What did we have to offer Him? We are so very undeserving. How can our hearts not be full of gratitude and joy at the very thought of that alone? And if His coming wasn't enough, God chose to use us as a part of His plan for redemption. He could have come any way he wanted. And He chose a young, unwed woman (really, girl) to bring the Messiah into the world. Oh, how He loves us!
We hope you have a wonderful celebration of our Savior's birth!

"I celebrate the day

that you were born to die

So I could one day

pray for you to save my life"

-Relient K

Merry Christmas!!

1 comment:

  1. So since I'm really late on this comment... umm.... Merry Christmas everyone!!