It’s almost Christmas!  I love Christmas – the lights, the music, the work of thinking and planning and shopping until you have the perfect gift for a loved one.  Ironically, I have been reading through the book of Isaiah lately.  One of the many verses that stuck out was:

Isaiah 9:6-7 “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

Listen – “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end” – Wow…there will be NO END to peace and to the glorious reign of Jesus!  That is something to celebrate this Christmas season.

Speaking of Christmas, I have a list of things I want to do from now til January 1st.

Go look at Christmas lights

Go ice skating

Make Christmas Cookies (Sugar Cookies, Jam Thumbprints, Russian Tea Cakes, Shortbread)

Watch a Christmas Movie (Elf, The Christmas Story, The Nativity Story)

Make Cinnamon Rolls (Eat Christmas Morning)

Get a Tree Topper

Take a Walk in the Cold at Night

Eat Raclette Cheese

Read the Christmas Story

I am still thinking of things to add…any ideas?

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