I am thankful:
It’s been a marathon week, full of preparations, cooking, fellowship and delicious food.
Thankful for laughter and the love of Jesus. For friends and family and full bellies. For memories that make us laugh and make us cry. Even for 82° weather that doesn’t feel at all like Christmas.
Thankful for a house literally bursting at the seams: 12 million cookies, 11 golden doodles, 10 thousand presents, 9 crazy kids, 2 tired parents, 1 bonus uncle, 1 grandmommy, and a partridge in a pear tree!
Whatever your Christmas looked like or felt like, I hope you were able to find joy in the Lord. He is faithful, truly Immanuel, God with us.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Thanks for giving thanks with me.
““The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).” (Matthew 1:23)
“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalms 73:23-26)