Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I missed last week,but I was spending time with my family. It was a great Thanksgiving! Now, it's December,where has the time gone? This is my favorite month and favorite time of the year. I am thankful for Jesus. He came to this wretched earth as a baby born in a manger,lived as toddler,a pre-teen,a teenager,and an adult. He did not have to do this. He could have let us have no hope for eternity,but instead he gave up his riches in glory to come save us from hell. I am so humbled by that. I am so glad I know him and that he knows me. Though we do not know the real date of his birth we have chosen to celebrate it on December 25th. I was questioning whether to even do this since it is not his real birthday,but it is a time when the body of Christ celebrates his birth. While the rest of the world are celebrating with Santa Claus and presents alone,we get to reflect upon the time that Jesus was born. I have always said without his birth,there is no cross. You first have to live in order to die. Then you die in order to live. It's really that simple. Let us not forget why we celebrate this time of the year. It's not because of presents,food,or even family. It is because of Jesus,our Savior of the world!

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  1. Hi Heather...

    Girl, It really IS that simple. Wonderful words to begin my day. Hugging you and happy TT.

  2. love your Christmas blog decor!! :)

    I don't think we can ever imagine how much love it took to get him to leave heaven to come to earth...much less the pain he endured for us. What a God to be thankful for!

  3. Love the new look girl! It is adorable!

    And those are simple but rich words. Hope you are well!

  4. Great post, Heather! It really is that simple ...You first have to live in order to die. Then you die in order to live. Dying to self is so hard, yet so easy!

  5. He will never cease to amaze me and stir my heart with love and gratitude. The humility it took to become "God with us" is something I could meditate on for the rest of my life!


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