Sunday, December 24, 2006

Getting serious...

So it's 11:04 on Christmas Eve and I'm still 5 years old inside. I can't go to sleep and I'm wondering what's in my stocking and I just want to lay on the couch and stare at the Christmas tree all night! In fact that is one of my very favorite things to do - just sit and stare at the lights on the tree until my vision goes blurry and I have to blink. I don't know what it is about that darn tree but it captivates me!

I was doing my Bible reading earlier today and I realized - today we read through the crucifixion! Hmm...doesn't sound very Christmas like, I mean what happened to the shepherds and angels and "Glory to God in the Highest!"??? But as I read, the story of Christmas unfolded in a new way to me. Granted, I've always known that it starts with a baby and ends with a resurrection, but reading it on Christmas Eve just seemed fitting.

If there was one word I could choose to describe Christmas it is 'wonder.' What even is that? Well (nerd side approaching) I looked it up and here's what it means: The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding or marvelous. Yep, Christmas is chock full of wonder. The fact that my God came as a baby with the purpose of agonizing death to save my wretched soul is beyond my comprehension.

I'd say that's pretty marvelous...

Okay, question time! What's on your mind this Christmas Eve?