The Christmas I Almost Missed

As my Christmas Day is nearing an end, I am reflecting on the day that might not have been. I had planned to work in order to escape the feelings of the day. God had other plans, I went to my dads and to my brothers, knowing there would be an emptiness of my mother’s presence. She was physically missed but her spirit was present. Sadness is not what she would want, the loss of her has left a yearning in my heart. Because I listened to God’s will, I was able to experience the gift of receiving and some long needed relaxation. An added surprise I was able to watch several hours of “The Bible” presented by the History Channel, what a blessing! I watched intently for over 7 hours. Seeing the Books and stories of the Bible was indescribable! I am proud to be a Christian and seeing all the stories play out in front of me, I am awe-struck and know that as much as I want to be strong, I am weak in so many ways. What a rich heritage I am a part of with the prophets, kings, judges, apostles, missionaries, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the One True God! I want to remember this day and the special gift I received from God…family! I am seeking a renewed spirit and commitment in the new year, I want to grow in God’s love and wisdom, sharing His love with all I encounter. I invite you to accept The Lord as your Savior today if you do not know Him, your life with be changed in amazing ways!

John 14:27 (NIV)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

~Blessings and Peace~