Thursday, December 24, 2009

Advent - Day 11

[Another Advent from my father]

Advent - Day 11
Sights and Sounds of the Season

All around us are sights and sounds of the season. Beautiful lights adorn trees, buildings and yards. Right now I'm listening to "The Messiah" which reflects various aspects of baby Jesus, the Savior-Shepherd and the kingdom of God. Like most Decembers, we tend to rush to the 25th and often miss all the wonderful blessings of Christmas.

A reminder to all of us is to intentionally slow down. Quality time with family is better than any gift you might give them. Outings to look at the lights can be one of the best things you do all year long. As you walk through the malls and stores, take note of the traditional carols being played and be happy that the gospel message is being heard by so many.

People just like you and me were very busy that first Christmas with travel, taxation deadlines and just trying to survive. Into such a setting God's Christmas Present came for us. Shepherds, wise men and people of every walk of life saw and heard about someone who would change the course of history. Don't miss His birthday this year!

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. IS.9: 6 NLT

the HypeyDad

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