Jesus. The Lord Saves.
Immanuel. God With Us.
This Christmas has been so great. Not because Dan bought me a new car or my kids wore matching red and green jammies all month but because my children are starting to comprehend what it means that God came down.
God left his cozy amazing perfect home to enter into a cruel world. He was embarrassed, bruised, spit on, cursed at and finally, he was mocked while dying on a cross in front of his mother and friends. No on one on Earth (or in any other religious story) has done such a thing like this, and He did it because He loves. How incredible!!!
This year, we've all been marveling in the truth of God's love for us, sinners who run away and make excuses and pretend all too much that we don't need any help. We've been moved, we've been convicted and we've prayed in thanksgiving. It's been a beautiful season!!
Today, on Christmas eve, we went to Mount Baker to enjoy the beauty of God's creation. We soaked up the sun and went sledding on fresh powdery snow with dear friends. It was a great way to celebrate love, the very thing that saves.
Merry Christmas!!! I pray you open your heart to the love offered to you through the birth, death and resurrection of Christ!!!