My dear friends. I wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas. In this war torn world, where so much pain and suffering is being experienced, may you know the peace which only God can give. Let’s remember that Jesus was born as a baby into a world torn apart by strife, refugees, pain and hunger. He was born to an unmarried mother, far away from home, in a country ruled by another power. Let’s give thanks that HE understands these things, and remember that He was born “Emmanuel” – God with us. How can we fail to celebrate!
John made this nativity set for us 20years ago. The large angel came from a craft hypermarket in Vancouver where we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary. The two medium angels came from Canada when Mrs D and hubby went there. This is the first item to come out of the box when we decorate for Christmas. We set up the nativity before we do trees, windows, lights or anything else. It causes us to remember what Christmas is about. Without Jesus it is simply a fun time in the middle of winter.
So this is my desk this week. The house is now filled with our family – who I confess have come up here early because John is so very poorly in hospital. I don’t know what is going to happen, whether he will recover or not. But I do know that he loves Jesus as His Saviour, and so therefore I can celebrate the New Life which Jesus has to offer by coming into this world of pain, hurt, anger, sickness, and bitterness. I’m so very thankful that John is secure in the hands of the creator of this universe.
Take care, my friends. God bless you with His Peace and Joy as you celebrate Christmas around the globe.
PS. Why not join us in this blog hop around the world. Pop over to Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ It’s fun and very addictive!!