Hope, love, joy, peace, Christ

25 Dec

This Advent season has been a delight. The candles were lit as a reminder of the Greatest Gift Ever Given–the birth of a Savior sent to die for us. The One who has given us our hope, love, joy, and peace.

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The tree was decorated with reminders of those I love, whose presence in my life has brought about both joy and pain. Reminders of how Jesus’ life makes it possible for the Holy Spirit to bear much fruit on the branches of my life.

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Like the wise men, I gathered gifts to show my love and appreciation.

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I was blessed to spend time with family…

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…bake goodies for good friends…

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…and more goodies…

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…and now all I want to do tonight is put the busy behind me and rest in the grace and mercy of the Reason for the season. Without Him, I would be lost.

Happy birthday, Jesus.

Thank You for the gift of Your life, for the beautiful light You bring to our darkness.

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