Saturday, December 28, 2013

Celebrating!

As I discussed yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), transporting gifts for all my family on Christmas day, wasn't easy.

However, upon arrival at my daughter P's, things were different.  I didn't have to lift and carry everything out of my van, for there were family members who assisted me. 

All I did was carry the pumpkin pie that I brought!

Phew!  Was I thankful for the help.  Thank you, loved ones!

After entering P's home, I settled myself on a seat at the table.  :)  It wasn't for the purpose of eating!

A couple of her sons (my grandsons Z & S) were there.  Both were using some of their electronic equipment to play games. While they played their games, we chatted. 

P's eldest son (my grandson D) came downstairs from his bedroom, to welcome me.  We also enjoyed some conversation.

While I visited with the children, P and her boyfriend K were in the kitchen.  A couple of times, I asked if they would like help with the meal.

My help was not needed, so I remained visiting with my grandchildren!

Christmas dinner turned out to be more of a feast, than a regular meal!  Of course, this is usually the case, don't you think?

It was absolutely delicious!  Thank you, P and K for all your hard work.  And, for the scrumptious turkey, roast beef, potatoes, veggies and more!

Just as we were finishing up dinner, something happened that brought another smile to my face.  My daughter B, arrived. 

With her, was a couple of her sons (my grandsons N & J), and her daughter (my granddaughter, A)!

While it was a rather short visit, I was happy to have been able to see more of my family, on that special day.  Thank You, Lord... for providing for me!

Just thinking about how it did my heart good to see some of my family members, made me think about Jesus.  And, about how good it was for us, that He came to earth.

I am truly grateful that Christ came.  And, I was thankful that I was able to celebrate with my family members, the birth of Jesus!

After all, God told us in John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Yes, the Word was made flesh.  That was Jesus.  When He was born!

Okay.  I realize that even though people generally celebrate Jesus' birth on December 25th, it probably wasn't the date of His birth.

No one knows exactly what date it was when Jesus was born.

Not me.  Not you.  While some may have known way back then, it's not so, today.  No!  No one knows, today!

However, as the verse tells us, Jesus came to earth to dwell among us.  For this I praise God.  Especially, since he was full of grace and truth.

There were those who beheld His glory.  The glory begotten of the God, the Father.

Shepherds came.  The wise men, came.  They all celebrated!

Just as I believe we need to celebrate!

There's much more to be said about this, but it will have to wait for another time.

I will say that the most important thing to me, was to celebrate my Lord, and Saviour's birth.  And, I did!  With some of my family.

He truly blessed me, that day!  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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