Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joy To the World. . .

The Lord is Come!!
God's house was full tonight. Many people and families were present to wish Jesus a happy birthday.

The children wore us down, and gleefully opened a present when we got home this evening.
The kids and I drove 50mph all the way to town, singing Christmas carols at the top of our lungs, (that was the deal. .sing the carols. .and sing them loudly. .or I would drive slower, prolonging the outing for the grumbling teenagers) and enjoying the sparse but proud Christmas lighting displays around our community. Actually, as loudly as they grumbled. .I was amazed at how many carols they knew. .and I think they really did enjoy the time spent!
Now. .
The stockings are hung. .
on the wall, since we don't have a chimney! 
And the children are all snug in their beds. .or all snug in Grant's bed as the case seems to be. . 
. .while visions of reindeer dance in their heads. .
Devin and Cami shook out reindeer food onto the lawn in the expectation that Rudolph would see the shimmer from the sprinkles, and not miss his turn!!
It seems so hard to believe that the night is already upon us once again!!

Dear Lord. .
I'm so thankful that you sent your Son. .
to be born in a humble stable over 2000 years ago this night.
 I'm thankful that through His birth, and His death. .
and ultimately His resurrection. .
the ones who believe in You, will live forever in Your presence.
I pray Lord, for all of the people that read these words. .
if there should be one that doesn't know You. .
that they may give themselves the best Christmas present ever
. .by giving their hearts to You Lord.
That they may admit their sinfully human natures,
and choose to turn to You and Your Word for their healing and eternal life.

Wishing my friends and family a joyous celebration of Christmas. .
And the birth of our Lord and Saviour. .
Jesus Christ!


  1. Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas Melanie! I hope you all had a wonderful day!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I just got in the door from DC. I got to spend a few days with my middle son and his wife. Had a great time. I'm so glad I don't live up there. It took us hours just to get out of that crazy place!
    I love the idea that you had the kids sing songs on the way home. How cool that they knew so many!
    I love your family.
    Thank you for the prayer.

  4. I am grinning at the thought of you and your kids singing in the car.

    I am with you in your prayer. You said it very well.

    God's blessings for your 2012!

  5. The photos of the kids in bed togeather was really precious. DJ