Eight (yes that is 8) days till Christmas ….. Advent 2014, Dec 17, 2014

Eight (yes that is 8) days till Christmas ….. Advent 2014, Dec 17, 2014

It’s 8 Days till Christmas!

Do you feel the excitement in the air?

Around our house the excitement is building.

The youngest is hoping we see snow on Christmas – the chances are very slim at the moment, but he still hopes. He also is helping keep the count down going so we don’t forget just how close it is to Christmas.

The older I get the less I have the same sense of excitement. I wonder if its because I have lived here on earth longer. Maybe its because I am the one buying the gifts now for my kids. This year the excitement is different than when I was a child, the excitement is over the anticipation of celebrating that Jesus, my savior came to earth and was born. My life is different, I am different because of that day and another event (Easter….the cross….the resurrection) long ago. The wonderment and joy that comes from knowing Jesus, I hope continues to grow and not diminish over time.

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

Excited and Inspired to be Grateful for the ability to celebrate when Hope and Truth came to the world as baby Jesus.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

  1. Immanuel
  2. Wonderful
  3. Counselor
  4. Prince of Peace
  5. Mighty God
  6. Everlasting Father
  7. King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15)
  8. the Word  (John 1)

Eight names (of many) that describe God.

It is easy for me to lose sight of what my role is in the story. My part to play is to be faithful. Faithfully serving. Faithfully trusting. Faithfully walking right where I am, following Jesus & obeying.

The players in the birth of Jesus were not well known leaders or those that society believed were the elite; rather it was a group of people like you and me. Shepherds. Carpenter. Teenage Mom. I don’t want to lose sight that Jesus choose me and its not because of who I am or who I am not. Its because of who He is.

Thankful for the Christmas season and the opportunity to intentionally pause, reflect and remember the story of Jesus birth.

~ a personal reflection ~

Gail

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Advent Resources:

Ann Voskamp over at A Holy Experience printables & much more, including the book

Scripture quotations taken from the The Holy Bible, New International Version Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.

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