“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
I was reminded tonight of John 10:11, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” What a tremendous gift Salvation is and what love was demonstrated when the Good Shepherd gave His life for His sheep! “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Truly there is no greater gift than the gift of Salvation!”But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”[Heb 2:9]
“For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.”
My family has agreed this has been the fullest Christmas yet! God truly has blessed us. Christmas Eve we did our traditional “girl’s breakfast” at a local cafe and we all attempted to dress as festive as possible! :) Ruth won the “cutest outfit” award. :) Then I helped Bekah do a special project for her “secret sibling” and finished my wrapping. My family does the traditional Christmas “gift-giving” but with a twist! Since there is quite a crowd here instead of buying something for everyone, we each draw a name out of a hat on Thanksgiving and the name we draw we buy a special gift for that person! They are dubbed our “secret siblings” as we try our hardest not to let them know we have them. It is lots of fun! I enjoy seeing the reactions from the little people as they open their gifts on Christmas morning. Joy, surprise, and shock mingled with sleepiness makes for the funniest faces! My sisters made the cutest most delicious home-made presents! :) After our gift exchange and a late breakfast, our neighbors called and asked us to go caroling with them. It was a first for us as we had never been caroling before but it was so much fun! Sooooo, randomness from our day in perhaps too many pictures?! :) How was your Christmas?
“For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel”