I Love Christmas parties! I love any reason to get together with people, but especially when it is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I got to help plan our women’s Christmas party at church this year with these two. I love my creative little sister! Our creative brains were distracted by the candy… I think we ate more than made it on our house.
We were captivated by the Ballet to Believe from the Polar Express! Allie also sang a new version of Noel and I missed a picture but it was wonderful. We love the food, and the singing, and the fun, but most of all we love the baby in the manger who humbled Himself by taking on human flesh, having been God for all eternity past, giving up the blessings of heaven so that He could show us what Love is. This is what all of the Bible is pointing to. Jesus was there in the beginning at the creation of a perfect world in perfect relationship with Adam and Eve. He knew they would listen to the serpent, putting themselves in the center of the universe instead of God. He knew the consequences of that sin would be passed on to every other generation. And that we would need Him to come, to live a perfect life, fully God and fully man, and die on the cross to take the punishment for our sin. He made the way for us to have perfect relationship with God again, by trusting in the righteousness of Jesus instead of our own. We look forward to Easter remembering that He didn’t stay dead but rose from the dead in victory over sin and death and that He will re-make the world in perfection again!