Last night we were sitting at Grandma's basking in the Packer's victory when my son snuggled up next to me and bemoaned, "tomorrow's school". What a joy stealer. What a waste of energy. Sure I remember when I worked outside the home having that same stinkin' thinkin' about "tomorrow's Monday". Honestly, I could join my son, even though I love homeschooling it can seem like "the grind" after a fun filled weekend. So what profound wisdom did I share with him? I said, "Don't worry about tomorrow, the Bible says don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." "O.k." he responded and went on with the rest of his evening. Wow, he just believed it and received it!! Oh what peace I often forfeit, because I don't believe and receive. "Teach me Lord, to hear Your word, believe it and receive it."
It is Christmas afternoon and as I had encouraged others to find a way to invite Jesus into their Christmas celebration--we still searched for how we would accomplilsh that this year. Our daughter reminded us of our birthday tradition of going around and telling the birthday person what we appreciate and are thankful for about them. Why not do that for Jesus she asked? Great idea!!
It was touching to hear each of the four children come up with their own unique aspect of being thankful for Jesus and amazing to be apart as a couple of them even choked up slightly as they shared. Yes, Jesus is better than any gift under the tree! We're thankful: He understands us when no one else does, He came for EVERYONE even though many turn their back on Him, that He walked this life an understands what we struggle with, and that He was willing to leave heaven and come to earth in such a humble way as a stinky, noisy stable! Merry Christmas!