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?

6 comments:

Katie Scott said...

Okay people, you aren't allowed to throw hissy fits about me not updating my blog if you aren't going to leave comments when I finally do!

Jamie Schulz said...

You are a very good writer. I love how you took the revelation that God planted in your heart and communicated it in a simple yet captivating way to everyone else. You should write more often. =)

Lorelei said...

Well, Christmas Eve for me was a while ago, but here's what I remember thinking.
"Hmmmm, I really miss Bend and am so thankful to be here right now."
The more cynical side of me was more like this.
"hmmmmm, this time of year is stressful because we seem to focus more on what to buy for others and only do a little bit in the way of praising the Lord for the miracle of His incarnation that led to our salvation."
Then I got the Creepy Christmas Feeling and thanked the Lord that He is still the best gift I've received or could give to someone else.

Casey said...

On Christmas Eve I was thinking "man I wish I was staring at a palm tree with Christmas lights on it!" :)

Brandy said...

I think that its funny that you left yourself a comment! haha.. you should totally add me to your links of fellow bloggers.. but on a happier note my new post is not so violent.. you should read it.. :) by the way on my christmas eve I was just thankful.. thankful for everything and especially my family.. thats how I felt.. (my family includes my dog too!) haha.. anyways thought I would send an internet hello

G. Scott Gentry II said...

Hey. You have a unique voice to your writing. I'm impressed katie!!!!

Love ya!