The lights are twinkling. The spicy smell of the Christmas wreath candle brings back memories of years gone by. Something about Christmas Eve makes my warm hot chocolate taste even sweeter. The kids are too excited to go to sleep and I may not be getting any new toys or games under the tree, but I have to admit I’m pretty excited too!

My heart is overwhelmed with peace. Not because my circumstances are inherently peaceful, but because words from Matthew are still ringing in my ears from our before-bed story time.

“Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

He is come! The Prince of Peace reigns!

As we wrap up an old year full of mistakes and regrets mixed with sweet memories and head into a fresh, untarnished year brimming with hope and uncertainty, His kingdom will never end! Emmanuel – God with us!

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My “wish” and prayer for you this season is that you will be overcome with the beauty of the eternal One who became man for you. May the realization of His eternal love and His eternal power over the circumstances of this broken world, bring you a peace that passes human understanding.

I will be taking the next few weeks to reflect on my Savior and rest with my sweet little family! I’ll “see” you in 2016!

Until then Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

COMING SOON:

The last edition of the bi-monthly Kitchen Table Newsletter announced our upcoming series, Galatians: No Other Gospel. GalatiansThis series will begin January 10 and will touch on some of the major ideas/themes found throughout this awesome book of the Bible. I’d love it if you would take a little time before then to read through Galatians. You’ll glean so much more from this series of posts and can share some of your thoughts and insights in the comments!