This past year we had a most wonderful Christmas season. God has enriched my life with such a wonderful, loving and caring family. The joy to be able to spend time together in one another company, without any strife or degree of separation, but to be able to soak in the unity, and godly fellowship with each other was such a blessing.
On Christmas Eve, my mom made a delicious dinner for our family and Grandpa Ken and Grandma Dot joined us. Then we opened presents and enjoyed some hot cider.
We had a wonderful time getting together on Christmas day, sharing a potluck meal, exchanging gifts, and playing a wild game of "White Elephant"! Dad gave an awesome mini sermon on the song "Joy to the World" and then we all sang it together.
Then on the following week, my family traveled down to northern Cali, to share Christmas with Mummu and Papa Dean. We had the most scrumptious dinner, and then we opened presents!
All-in all, it was a fun-filled Christmas week.
And in it all I was continually reminded to look back at the meaning of it all. The fact that "Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." (Phil.2:8)
Christ came to earth, so that He could become the perfect sacrifice in order to accomplish the redemption of Adam's fallen seed, and this is what we were celebrating!