Tuesday, December 25, 2012

~Instead of Coal~

This Christmas morning, the Youngest observed, "We were naughty all year and STILL got presents!" 

And right there I knew that was the whole point of Christmas-
Jesus is The Gift- we were naughty, but got the present anyway.

The kids should have coal, but they got what they longed for instead. Why? Because they're loved; plain and simple.

I should have God's back turned to me, and instead His arms are wide open. Why? Because God so loved the world that he Gave . . . and I get what I long for instead of what I deserve. He loves me; plain and simple. He loves you; plain and simple.

Merry Christmas!



  1. What a beautiful post x
    HAPPY NEW YEAR ..... to you and your lovely family
    love jooles x

  2. So well said, Jenniffer! Love the reaction your boys had...'we were naughty and we still got presents!' Priceless :)

  3. and therein lies the most precious and sweetest lesson of life...the only gift that will last for eternity...Christ.
    wise youngest.
    wise Mom for making the connection for us all.
    May the worst of 2013 be gleaned from the best of 2012.


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