Thursday, December 29, 2016

Celebration #3 & 4...

Today, is another day when I will share with you what I did to celebrate Jesus' birth, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

What I'll be discussing I did, was on SundayDecember 25th.  The date that people consider to be CHRISTmas Day!

I praise God that He provided for me. 

You see, I didn't know what time my nurse would come to give me my medical care.  Hopefully, you realize that I had Abscess surgery several weeks ago.  And, still require daily medical care.

I was truly grateful that my nurse came to give me my treatment, about 11:00 a.m.! 

Although I felt badly that I wasn't able to attend a CHRISTmas Day church service, I was truly happy!

After she finished, she was leaving to go celebrate CHRISTmas with her family.  And, I got dressed and left to do the same thing.

You see, when I arrived at my daughter, B's home it was the only time that she and I, plus some of our family members were able to see each other.  They were going to celebrate CHRISTmas with B's boyfriend, L's family, early in the afternoon.

So, I was truly thankful God provided.  Thank You, Lord!

To me, it was wonderful visiting with B, L, plus my grandson, J and my granddaughter, A!  I must admit, I felt badly that I wasn't able to see my grandson, A; he wasn't there at the time.

After having a fun time and sharing gifts, I wished everyone Merry CHRISTmas!  And, reminded my granddaughter, A... that we celebrated Jesus' birthday!

Then, I headed away, so they could go and fulfill their plans to visit with L's family.

I made my way across town. 

A friend had reminded me that her church group and Green Bean Café always served CHRISTmas dinner at lunchtime, on December 25th.  I must admit, I had attended a few years ago, but hadn't in recent years.

However, someone I know spends Christmas... alone.  And, is rather heartbroken about this lifestyle.

Because I knew about the dinner served, and knowing the sister-in-the-Lord had never been there before, I had arranged to pick her up and bring her, there.  However, due to being depressed and unable to deal with the broken-heartedness, she ended up refusing to go.

Knowing that my friend M, who helps every year, knew I was to attend, I didn't stay away.  I showed up, at the time when M had finished helping to serve others, and was beginning to enjoy her meal.

We sat together, along with her husband, D.  And of course, enjoyed talking, in addition to enjoying our delicious turkey dinner!

Before I left, I distributed candy canes.  On each one, I had taped a message. 

The message tells everyone that CHRISTmas is about Jesus.  And, how we can gain salvation by believing upon Him.

Thinking about this, brought to mind, John 3:16-17, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

How wonderful it is, that God loved us so very much, that He provided a way of salvation, for us.

Thank You, Lord!

To me, it was a wonderful time I spent with family and friends on the early part of the afternoon.

I truly was thankful that I was able to celebrate Jesus' birth... with family, friends and people I had never before met.

I felt truly blessed.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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