Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December

Ahh…the wonderful season of Christmas. Unfortunately in the south we don’t get the snow and freezing cold weather (although I could do without bitter cold). Sometimes it dips down to the 50s (daytime) and upper 30s/low 40s at night and we pull out our sweaters. :) Today however, it’s close to 80 degrees…It’s not feeling like Christmas.

Aside the weather rambling….a verse from John has been on my mind the last few weeks. John 1:14 to be exact. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” As I shared in my last post, it’s such an amazing thing that Jesus would come to earth to save us! I’ve enjoyed reading through various Christmas carol lyrics and seeing what glorious truths they hold about our Savior. Like the line from O Come All Ye Faithful that shares the truth from John 1: “Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!”

O Little Town of Bethlehem also says:
No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.

And O Come Little Children declares:
Rejoice that a Savior from sin you can boast,
And join in the song of the heavenly host.

Highlights and activities of this month thus far:
  • three great nursing home trips in the course of a week where the truth of the gospel was shared through song and Scripture
  • Christmas piano recital (my students did fantastic!)
  • Christmas parties
  • sharing the gospel at the pregnancy center
  • family time decorating sugar cookies
  • painting my bedroom
  • hot tea on cold mornings (especially the one morning it was freezing and our heater was out)
  • working on our church anniversary slideshow
  • baby photo shoot and a family photo shoot
  • children's choir piece and young adult choir piece sung at church


Allison

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