Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Celebration #1...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing how I celebrated Jesus' birthday.  CHRISTmas!

What I plan on discussing won't just be about Sunday, December 25th.  It's actually about things I did for a few days.

Last week, I found out that I needed to go visit a couple of my grandsons.  They are adults who no longer live with their mom... my daughter, B.

My grandson, N and his girlfriend, C were both off work on the evening I visited.  Knowing I was able to see them, I also saw my grandson T and his girlfriend, S.  Unfortunately, T and S's daughter... my great-granddaughter was asleep at a relative of S's, so I didn't get to see her that evening.

In any case, the five (5) of us spent the evening together.  It was a wonderful time, to be sure.

And, was truly a blessing to me.

It was surprising to me that they all decided to open the CHRISTmas gifts I brought them, even though it wasn't yet CHRISTmas Day.  Still, it was wonderful seeing how they reacted!  :)

Of course, I came home with gifts, also!  Thank you, my loved ones! 

Even though this wasn't truly the date that so many people celebrate Jesus' birth, I truly felt like we were blessed being together.  To me, it was a wonderful time of celebration.

After all, we were celebrating Jesus' birth.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Yes, unto us a Child was born.  Unto us a Son was given.

Even though  we truly don't know what date it was when Jesus was born, I am thankful that we celebrate His birth.  Especially, with family and friends.

But, it's also very important, because we can then open the door to educate people about why we celebrate CHRISTmas.  Not just people we know... but, also with people we don't know on a personal level.

It's so very important.

After all, it was so very important that Jesus was born.

If He hadn't come to earth, then He would not have fulfilled God the Father's plan of redemption for us.  And, we wouldn't have obtained a way for us to gain salvation, that provides us with spending eternity with Him, in Heaven, after our life here on earth, ends.

So, I'm thankful Jesus came to earth... and became our Saviour.  By trusting in/believing upon Him, we gain salvation, and will not spend eternity in Hell, forever... with no chance of escape.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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