Merry Christmas Eve! I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe Christmas is tomorrow. This season has been weird this year. We put our tree up pretty late, I barely did any gift shopping, only picking up a few things here and there.
But even with the rushed holiday, we did get together with neighbors and friends for Christmas parties, hosting a Christmas gathering at our house and I baked lots of festive cookies for friends. We sat by our glowing Christmas tree every morning for quite space and coffee. And today, I get the day off.
This season I’ve been reminded about a lot of really cool things. Even during this busy time, God is teaching me about being still enough to listen and reflect. With the death of our pastor, I’ve been reminded even more this year why Christ came to this earth. Not for the birth, but the resurrection. Not to live a safe life on earth, but to conquer death. For us, so that we can do the same. Because He is light that came into the darkness. For this we can be joyful, and for this we celebrate Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
If you still have some holiday baking to do… whip up these cookies filled with chocolate peanut butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Santa won’t be disappointed. 😉
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