For To Us A Child Is Born!!!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Birthday Jesus!  Happy December 25th.

Today, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior which is Christ the Lord!  My prayer is that you have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!!

Here is our manger given to us several years ago by some dear friends.  We set it up each Christmas and it’s Ian’s favorite part of the decorations — other than what he helps make.  A few of the pieces are broken now but it still is a vivid reminder of the true meaning of this amazing holiday.

May you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas Day!  Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!!!!

A few verses of scripture announcing this amazing birth:

  • Luke 2:11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
  • Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” 
  • Isaiah 7:14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
  • Matthew 2:10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.”
  • Luke 2:12And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
  • Isaiah 9:6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
  • Matthew 1:21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

I hope and pray that you have a glorious day!  Isn’t it great that we gifts on Jesus’ birthday?  I know that Ian and we sure think it is!!  Enjoy!!

Away In A Manger

Ian's_Manger.sceneHope you are having a great day!  Can you believe it’s just 7 days until Christmas?  If you are like me, there is still so much to be done.

On Sunday, Ian wrote a book about Christmas and drew several pictures.  Here is his drawing of the manger scene with the shepherds and wise men and angel and animals.  “The Book of Christmas” was written and illustrated by Ian.

The story as told by Ian,  “First you need to set up the manger.  Then you need to put up your Christmas tree. Then you go to bed and sleep.  You then wake up and go downstairs.  Then you see if you got coal or a gift in your stocking.  Then you see if you get presents or coal.  The End.”

This drawing was my favorite.  He made a very similar photo that we have as an ornament on our tree.

I am so thrilled this year he understands what Christmas is about — the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord. It is exciting to realize he really likes the story of the manger and all of the animals, the angel delivering the message and the shepherds and their sheep coming as well as the 3 Wise Men coming and bringing gifts.

And, I asked him one time, “Isn’t it cool that we get gifts on Jesus’ birthday?”  He said, “Yes it is Mommy.”  He also likes Santa and is still wondering what Santa will bring to him and what treats we should leave before he goes to bed.

One week from today is Christmas.  Between now and then we will be celebrating and exchanging gifts with each side of the family.  That will be fun and include great time together as well as terrific food.  Then Christmas morning, Ian will awaken from his bed and go down to see what gifts he has received from Santa and his Mommy and Daddy.  That afternoon will be more with other family and friends as well.

The week of Christmas is always full of magic and fun.  I so enjoy seeing it all through Ian’s eyes!  He knows that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!