Can you believe that it's the 8Th of December already?
That twenty 09 is nearly over?
Neither can I!
Time really is so precious, and I really do try to make the most of the time that God has given us and utilise it to good use!
Today we are taking the time to go up the coast and do some Christmas shopping. Browsing around some blogs I have found that their a some that don't 'do' Christmas', if you want to put it that way, which doesn't bother me, and I certainly do not judge their convictions on the issue!
In our home, I love picking up our magnifying glass and looking deeper into the coming of Jesus and in my spirit it really does make me so excited, thankful and really it is just indescribable the awesomeness of Christ's coming!
I think about the people of that day, who stood on the prophecies of one day a saviour coming to Earth to bridge the gap between God and Man...just imagine their excitement when the good news spread, of a Saviour being born, their would of been great feasts, celebrations, dancing, singing and playing of instruments...at least that is what I imagine!
This is my main reason for keeping Christmas alive in our home...
To celebrate, not only Jesus arrival, but also His coming again!
These are my thoughts and convictions through the season, and it's important for me to keep this perspective as I am shopping for my dear children's Christmas presents. We don't buy a lot of things, we just buy a few really good treasures that the children will delight in!
For instance my son adores opals and the colors, and we have brought a beautiful opal necklace that we know he will appreciate and adore, for my daughter we brought a handcrafted carousel with music, which I know she will delight in!
My children know that Santa Claus does not bring the presents, and Dave and I chose to share that with them, because both my husband and I were shattered the day we found out that Santa didn't exist, and I don't want that memory for my kiddies.
But we do a lot of reading about the real Saint Nicholas and how he touched the lives of many, many children through his gifts!