Ever since I finished work this afternoon, I have been wanting to shout out my blog title, Noddy Holder style. To be quite frank, I haven't felt Christmassy this week, perhaps because of work, Im not really sure! I have been counting down for so long, and suddenly now its here, I feel like time has suddenly sped up and I actually cannot believe it is tomorrow! Wow.
For me, Christmas is about family time and Jesus. Christmas is all about giving, not getting.
I wanted to create a lovely Christian message about Christmas. But seen as I struggle to put my thoughts into words sometimes, I will leave you with this message, straight from my devotional.
Christmas is all about giving, not getting. How did you decide who to give pressies to this Christmas? Do you only give presents to those who will give one back? Are you good at guesstimating how much someone will spend on you so you don't spend more on them? What are your motives for giving?
Look how God gives: He gave the most precious thing He had to everyone. He didn't pick favourites, He gave to all; He didn't scrimp on the budget, He gave the most valuable thing He had; He didn't give because we'd done so well and deserved such a gift, He gave because He wanted us to have what we needed. He didn;t give His gift under certain contractual conditions, He gave freely, knowing we would destroy His priceless gift: 'For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.' (John 3:16 NLT)
It pretty much sums up the amazing message. The Lord gave us His Son, and that's an amazing gift. Sure, sometimes, I am not afraid to admit, that even I sometimes can get a bit carried away with presents and food, and forget the real meaning that Christmas is all about Jesus. Perhaps it is because only 2 members of my family are Christian, it just seems to be forgotten. Tonight I'll be praying for tomorrow to be full of joy, love and remembrance in our Lord because he is the best present I have ever recieved.
Happy Birthday Jesus!
To all my blog readers, thankyou so much for reading my blog. I wish you all a beautiful, joyful Christmas and, whether you are a Christian or not, be thankful for eveything you have, don't take anything for granted, and have a wonderful time with your family :)
I'll be back soon with posts full of photos and good cheer!