I find myself with thoughts of preparation, though out the Advent season.
I make myself lists, because my brain is so full of “things to do.”
First, there is the preparing of our house! Decorations, lights!
(I have to keep track of the little Nativity Set pieces this year… someone keeps walking off with baby Jesus.)
Then there is the baking preparations…YUM!
Preparing for the birth of our Savior Jesus – Immanuel “God with us”
Through this Advent season, I am reminded of the wonderful gifts God has given us. Most importantly, His son, who comes swaddled and ready to be opened and welcomed into our hearts. He brings hope, joy, and peace to our weary souls. He fills the deepest longings within us. He satisfies that unquenchable thirst within us. He fills us overflowing, so that we can share His gift with those around us. He brings light into the darkness. And when we have “opened” His gift, we can be His light – we aren’t to keep this gift to ourselves…
“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO! I’m going to let it shine!”
I am also so thankful for my family.
Time spent together…
Enjoying this season together.
Passing on this Gift to them.