When the time came to completion, God sent His Son,born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians 4:4-7, HCSB
May you never cease to marvel at the mystery of Christmas:
God in a feeding trough,
Small enough to hold in your arms,
Fully God and fully human,
That He might fully atone for the sins of mankind.
Only through this Incarnation
Can we know salvation,
New life as sons and daughters of God.
Whatever your circumstances today, dear Crumbles,
May you find joy in knowing this Christ we celebrate.
Giving thanks today for the first, last, and best gift, the Lord Jesus Christ
"the first, last, and best gift..."--beautiful! and while were on the subject of gifts, your blog has been a gift to me in more ways than i can say. joy and peace in Christ!ReplyDelete
Chris has, of course, said exactly what I was thinking. So I'll just say, "Yes!" to his comment here and "Thank you!" to you, dear Christina, for baring your heart so well and gifting us with truth, wisdom, encouragement, and especially your beautiful self.ReplyDelete
Yes, so much to marvel. The Galatians passage and your words are beautiful reminders. May I also say that I adore the red door and wreath?! I know I don't need to marvel over such things in comparison, but the color seems appropriate. Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the kind words. Joy and peace in Christ back to you, friend.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, gracious friend. May God grant you joy today.ReplyDelete