Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
– Dr. Seuss
Our family had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas – 3 times! What does “celebrating Christmas” mean to you? While I am not an expert on the origins of Christmas, a few brief seaches online reveal that the word Christmas comes from “Christ mas,” a service commemoration Christ’s birth. When Jesus came, He came as the Light of the World, a great gift. Today, thousands of years later, we celebrate our national holiday by giving gifts. While I like to consider this a reminder of Christ’s gift to us, it is can be easy to allow the material gifts overshadow some of the very real gifts around us. Following is a list of several of these other gifts which I am thankful to God for now:
- God, and His Salvation
- A warm house in this cold weather (around 20* F)
- Work to keep busy and earn income
Following are a few pictures I enjoyed from our family celebrations. Merry Christmas!