Monday, November 29, 2010
My Favorite Time of Year
The month and a half before Christmas are my favorite of the entire year. I love the sounds and smells of the season. I love the red and green--the silly looking Santa's---multiple manger scenes---the Christmas Trees---the songs---the delight of a sip of hot cocoa after spending a few hours shoveling or sledding.
There is no other time of year like this one, and I love to embrace it for all it's worth. I feel particularly blessed this year as we already have over a foot of snow! Some people see this as a curse rather than a blessing, but I just can't help but marvel at the power God holds to completely cover creation, and the symbolism of Christ covering my sins and making my whiter than snow.
I'm hoping and praying that this Christmas season will yet again bring life long memories. I'm looking forward to playing in retirement homes as I did last year, bringing smiles to the faces of those who are often forgotten during the season.
Love most of all celebrating God, and the gift of His Son Jesus. As it says in the song I'm currently listening to:
How many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me