Well, I digress. The day after. The morning after. Here is when the kids are enjoying their presents and I am cleaning. Extensively. At least they are still excited and I am truly happy for our birthday party yesterday. I will keep telling myself, as I wash dishes. Lol And we were told yesterday we have a second grandchild on the way! So, wow! Happy day after Christmas! I hope all is still merry and bright at your house!😄❤
I thought I would have no time to write until the say after Christmas, but I have found some time all alone in the night as the house is quietly sleeping, and as always my brain is moving. So I write, as I am pushed to do by an internal unconditional encourager. And here is where my eclectic thoughts have taken me this evening… on divisions.
Having lived all over the world and travelled extensively whole being a social observer and participant, a learned doctor and a writer, I am qualified to say the following with authority… God made every single person in existence and we all have the same desire to be close to Him and be loved and joyful and peaceful. Often external things/distractions/wrongs serve to interfere in our life goal because God has an enemy (that willingly chose that horrible position) that wants us divided and eventually dead. I do not see color of skin. I do not see language barriers. I do not see religious barriers. I do not see monetary differentiations. I do not see power differences. I do not idolize anyone at all. Here me out, for here is the crux of the matter. Every person is made on purpose with love by God, who left fingerprints all over them. Every person has a shade of His glory and a desire to love their loving Creator God back. They often miss how to do this in the most effective way He wrote for us in thr Bible. But every person matters. A lot. As much as any other person on earth, no more or less. If we remember this, we see our common ground. When we have common ground, we are friends and family. Division becomes the foreign devil. Seperation becomes ridiculous, like a strange dream you are glad to have awaken from. And Christmas becomes a unifying event to celebrate our common heritage together. And that is distinctively beautiful. And perfect, most natural. ❤
The kids choir sang this morning. I could not be prouder. They did fantastic!! And we will be tied up the rest of the day and tomorrow, so I am wishing you a very blessed and happy Christmas!! May God bless your birthday celebration!!! ❤
May your Christmas be very happy and blessed and may you give everything you desire and receive back the immense blessings that come from giving. Remember in your busy-ness the amazing miracle that was Jesus, God born as man, the reason we are celebrating, the meaning of Christmas. Praise God!!!❤❤❤
Not sure if it just my imagination, but we have been crazy busy this month. Like busier than I remember being in a long time. And here is my theory… new leadership that supports Christmas is reviving people’s love of celebrating it. And people have more jobs and justice is being served to some horrible people and people are celebrating life in America again. We want to party. That is my theory. But whatever the case may be, last year there were few Christmas parties and this year they are all over the place. And we are doing and serving more than last year because last year, my Daddy’s transition to heaven was still fresh. And although it is busy, we are having a blast and really enjoying being a part of life again and celebrating Jesus’ birthday all month long. ❤
So, I am sitting here in church and they are singing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” like a dirge. First of all, when singing a Christmas song, it is a celebration of Jesus’ birthday. So it is happy. A happy occasion. A celebration. I don’t think the angels were reverent and morose. I believe they were partying. Hey, Jesus, you Messiah, came down to save you people! Woo hoo! Just sayin’. ❤
Luke 2:4. ‘So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7. and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. 8. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”‘