Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Christmas Gift

I love everything about Christmas! I love the decorating, the shopping, the wrapping, the baking (well, not so much but I do it).It is such a special time of the year. A time to see some friends and family that sadly I see no other time of the year.
Although I love every single minute of all the "hurry and scurry", I have to step back and think about the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is not about the best decorated house or the prettiest Christmas tree. It's not even about the perfect gift I get for someone because there was really only one perfect gift.
It was the gift of love to all people. It was not wrapped in pretty paper and it was not placed under the perfect Christmas tree in an awesomely decorated house.  It was wrapped in swaddling clothes and placed of all places in a lowly manger. There has never been and will never be a greater gift.
Have a Blessed Christmas
and remember...
You are loved!



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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and my all time favorite song. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Hi Annette,

    I'm not familiar with this artist, but this song sounds so moving. I try to imagine what Mary must have thought when the angel revealed to her the plan of God. Could she have fully understood what she heard? What we know is that she freely submitted to the will and purpose of God.

    You're right, it's not about the trees and brightly decorated houses, it's all about Jesus.

    May He be our focus in the coming days.

    Blessings and peace.

    MTJ

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  3. Wow. I love that song and this guy singing it...blew me away. ☺☺

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  4. Beautiful post and reminder of the perfect gift we have all been given! Have a blessed Christmas!

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  5. This is a beautiful song about a gentle worthy lady. I always love to hear it.
    Have a beautiful blessed Christmas.

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  6. Beautiful song. Wishing you and your family a Merry, Christ filled Christmas.

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  7. Such sweet words and that song is one of my many favorites. Have a blessed Christmas.

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  8. Thanks for your nice comments, your house looks so festive and you're so lucky to have such a nice big porch! Thanks for sharing the video of Christ's life too, it's always good to remember the reason for the season.

    Elisabeth

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