Hello, Sweet Friends! Zac, Amy and Lindy have come up to Northern California to celebrate Christmas with us! It has been non-stop ever since they've gotten here, and I wouldn't have it any other way!! ;-)
I just wanted to take a moment to pop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and to share a portion of a Christmas letter by my dear friend, Toni. I found it so poignant as it resonated with me, and I hope it will bless you as much as it did me. Thank you, Toni!
“Often we get caught up in the beauty and wonder of Christmas......and that is a good thing.....and yet we forget that on that night when Jesus was born it was filled with a mixture of uncomfortable circumstances, tiredness, fear, pain, the unknown......even amidst the beauty of angels, a Star and a newborn baby. It seems to me that Christmas today, 2010 years later, in many ways is much the same for a lot of us..... still filled with uncomfortable circumstances, fear, pain and the unknown....even amidst the beauty of decorated houses, parties, Christmas lights and gifts. And yet, Jesus is here.....in the midst of it all just like He was that first morning. So we can endure the negative, the unknowns and still have joy in celebrating the wonder of HIM......in Christmas 2010.
I wish that through whatever challenges you are facing (and we all have our share).....that you will find JESUS......Who is the Wonder and One who truly is Christmas. And then together, we too can REJOICE WITH EXCEEDING GREAT JOY!”
Glory to God in the Highest
and on earth peace,
good will toward men