Friday, December 23, 2011

The Magic that is Christmas

Every year I feel like I'm getting younger, inside I mean.  I am rediscovering the magic that is Christmas.  I don't know what it is but even when the year isn't free of its cares and tragedies (storm Sendong in particular), I am happy.  Quietly and calmly happy.

Here's my wish for you...
This year's advent season has me meditating on Zachariah and how his doubt made him speechless.  Rather, the angel rendered him thus so.  Do I sometimes doubt that everything will come together in the end?  Do I sometimes doubt that God will do a miracle long prayed for?  Does God know what He's doing?  I must admit, doubts can sneak in.  But the important thing is this.  God still fulfills His miracle anyway.  Zachariah's long standing wish for a son was fulfilled despite his lapse in trusting God's faithfulness.

I thought of how faith changes everything.  How Mary's and Joseph's plans were all changed because they believed.  Here's my twist on the nativity with a lot of patterns since I recently bought this neat pattern maker.  

Here's another one I made with a more traditional feel.
*You may use these images for online greetings and such.  Personal use only and if you can link back to me it will be much appreciated!
May this Christmas season ever fill you with more faith, more hope, more love!  He is the Reason for it all.  He is Emmanuel, God with us.

Let's keep faith in His promises as "He who began the good work in you will be faithful to complete it" (Philippians 1:6)

*A little appeal:  This Christmas if you can volunteer, give or pray for the Typhoon Sendong victims in the Philippines, please do your share.  Their Christmas is a tough one this year.  Click here for more info on Sendong.

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