The Space Between My Peers: Christmas Ponderings

The Space Between My Peers

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I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Ponderings

Ever since we declared an end to the insane shopping schedule we were keeping, I've been able to focus on what about the Christmas season gives it meaning. Giving and receiving gifts? Spending time with family? Special foods or pretty lights? All these things, and the rest of the trappings, fail. I mean, what if you don't get what you want? Or can't afford to buy gifts? Or your relatives don't like you?

I don't want any of those things to be able to make or break my Christmas. They aren't what it's about anyway.

John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.

He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.

He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The Word became flesh. God became a human baby. That makes my Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

5 Comments:

Blogger Wendy said...

I hope your Christmas was full of wonder.

(And, not true to form, the gift in question is still MIA.)

7:23 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Sounds like your Christmas was full of wonder ... I wonder where that gift is? lol

Seriously, thank you for the lovely wishes. You are a true friend. ;)

11:49 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Thank you for this, and Merry Christmas!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks, damselfly, and welcome to the blog.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

LOL! Rebecca, of course you knew I didn't really mean that kind of wonder (although that is still ongoing).

Luckily it was a small gift of sugar free truffles for a diabetic friend to be stuffed in a Christmas mug with other goodies -- I just wanted to be sure she had something to open on the day. Our actual gift exchange is with another friend over dinner on Epiphany.

It's interesting, isn't it, in this land of bits and bytes how true friendship grows without having physically met?

4:40 PM  

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