Well, another Christmas is down in the books. What a busy holiday it was. But a blessed one spent with family and friends.
On Friday, I went along with our church's Junior Sunday School class, to deliver food that had been collected for needy families, as well as to do some caroling.
It was truly inspiring to see how much food had been donated. We were able to give non-perishable items to four deserving families. You could so see GOD's hand at work that evening.
Christmas Eve arrived with a trip to the emergency room. 0_0 My cousin sliced his hand with a knife, while trying to open a can of BB's. So me and my dad (mama was home visiting with her dad who just came in from Georgia) headed off to get go get him stitched up.
While we were waiting for that to get done, daddy decided to go visit a man we know, that has recently had some major health problems. With all of his issues, he was not able to recognize us. But we were able to talk with one of his sisters for awhile. She seemed encouraged by our visit, and talking about the LORD's goodness for about an hour with her, is one Christmas Eve memory I will cherish forever. And a great example of how the LORD turns something bad, into something good for HIS glory. :)
Following our annual Christmas Eve tradition of Chinese take-out for dinner, we headed to our church's Christmas Eve service. What a blessing that was! To get together, read scripture, and sing songs on the eve of our Saviours birth! Words won't even cover how wonderful that was. :D
We slept in on Christmas morning. We decided that since we had church in the morning, we would wait and open presents after the service. It was nice to have a somewhat calm morning, and not to have to rush around. :)
Gifts were exchanged. Just as on that first Christmas...
And to end the day, a perfect family photo. I LOVE all of our faces here... ;D
To wrap up this Christmas memoire, I would like to share what I told a friend. Even though it was nice spending time with family, enjoying one another's company, there was nothing to compare with spending time in our LORD's house that morning. Singing praises to HIM, on HIS birthday, worshiping and praising HIM, was just how I think the day should be spent.
Sure the presents and lights are nice, but the real gift is HIM. :D
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!