Saturday, December 24, 2016
JOYOUS CHRISTMAS EVE 2016
Today doesn't feel like a typical Christmas eve with temperatures already reaching into the 50's early. After chores and breakfast hubbie and I decided we needed to make our annual Christmas eve looking around for last minute bargains trip to town.
We found a couple nice 50% off gifts to complete our lists and headed home before lunch time.
After lunch we cleaned house and fed the cattle and horse a roll of hay.
I wrapped all the presents and now the tree does look like a Christmas tree should !!!
About 3:30 I put the ham in the oven then did chores early so I could spend the rest of the afternoon cooking. Daughter and Josh came over early to help and I was very glad they did as I wouldn't have gotten finished in time for the candlelight service without her.The table was set and ready with my anniversary roses as a nice centerpiece.
Our most favorite church service of the year is the candlelight service we hold at our church. It begins at 6:00 and only last an hour but it so meaningful and sweet each year.
The Christ candle was lit by our interim Pastor David Horton and his wife this year to complete the advent season candles.
After all the food was put away and all the kids were gone to their homes to await Santa's visit and the tree went back to it's original "no presents" under me state I sighed my normal sigh of sadness, gladness and thankfulness once again as Christmas passes.
As we lay our heads down tonight we aren't youthfully awaiting the arrival of the jolly old man in red but we await the wondrous return of our Lord as he promised long long ago after He was born of a virgin on this historic night and later gave His life so that mankind could have an everlasting grace of rededicating our lives and turning away from our sinful ways in His name for a chance of Heavenly Redemption. For this I am reassured as I close my eyes that this night did and can change everything.
God Bless, Good Night and Merry Christmas.