Christmas has got to be my favourite season of the year. My son and I set up the Christmas tree this afternoon. We listened to music, hung decorations, wrapped tinsel around EVERYTHING! Our stairwell looks ridiculous!
But we had fun. It was so awesome to see my son's excitement. Naturally he's most excited about getting presents and has been asking God to pass messages on to Santa for him. Funny :)
One of the things I do love about Christmas is giving gifts. I'm a real gifts person and always go overboard. My children so do not need all this stuff, but I find it hard to resist.
It got me thinking about God's ultimate gift to us at Christmas. Man - when you really break it down - it is AMAZING what he did for us.
He sent his only son (and himself too, I guess) down in the form of a baby... the most vulnerable thing on earth. He easily could have arrived as a full grown man, but he chose to grow up in this world, to put himself fully into our shoes.
That just blows my mind. His love for us is astounding. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for his ultimate sacrifice.
God, you are so good. Thank you for this Christmas gift. May we always be blown away by your grace and love.