I LOVE it and we have a house that actually allows us to have a GOOD sized Christmas tree in the living room! Granted, it isn't a real tree, but we love it nonetheless!
The other night, Tyler pulled the tree out and we just watched the CMA Christmas Concert and rearranged our house to accommodate this large tree. It was a wonderful night and it was something so simple, enjoying each other, our tree, our home, and the season of our Savior's birth!
This is the season of giving; giving life, love, and joy to others! I want to be THAT kind of giver this Christmas season. Prayerfully, I'll be able to give these things to my students and allow them to see the importance of what it means to give to others. I want to be the life giver that God intended for me to be; that means opening up my home to others, baking for others, being hospitable, and knowing that it's all for the Lord and not myself. I don't desire for this to be a season of selfishness, rather it's a time of giving.
Christ is our life giver! He IS the reason for the season of giving!!!
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. --Acts 17: 24-25
He gives us "life and breath and everything else." How does that NOT induce a heart of praise?!?! He gives us everything we need. For that, I will praise Him. For that, I can give to others. For that, He deserves my life and all that I can give.