Thursday, December 25, 2008

Word made Flesh

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord...Suddenly a great company of heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and sahying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:8-14 (emphasis mine)

Merry Christmas my friends! Today, so many many years ago, the Word of God was made flesh. How can we even comprehend that? Can you imagine being Mary and giving birth to the Savior of the World, the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords? Wow! I am reflecting on that this morning.

Wes is at work today, will be home at 8pm tonight, Aidan is at his dads and I am home with the littlest guys. It doesn't feel like Christmas morning, or how I remember it as a child. Is this what happens when you grow up?? Haha! We, as a family of 5, will celebrate the birth of our Lord by exchanging gifts tomorrow morning as Wes has to work nights tomorrow night so we will also enjoy a turkey dinner at my mom and dads before he has to head to the gas plant. I am looking forward to tomorrow and time with all of my boyz!

Today we will go over to my parents for the day and hang out there. It is different for them this year too as my sister and her family won't be around. It was nice we got to see her on Monday when we went to Edmonton to see her and my grandparents. I am getting anxious for the birth of a new niece or nephew, and I guess she is too.

On the weekend we had a nice celebration with Wes' side of the family. The photo above is a family photo from Saturday.

Lord, we give you all the praise as you sent your only Son to be the Savior of the World. We thank you for how you have blessed our lives so abundantly and we pray that how we live our lives is pleasing to you and glorifies your Name.


The Beys said...

Merry Christmas Shauna! Great family pic:) Glad you're staying upbeat despite the fact that Wes has to work. Enjoy celebrating tomorrow!!