Thursday, December 27, 2007

The first gift of Christmas.

There’s nothing like an empty office greeting you with open arms….especially if its your first day back after a week (I still cant believe a week is over!!) of worklessness.

And nothing bets its ability to inspire or rather induced my creative juices!

Every Christmas is special. This year was no exception.

It started with the dawn of advent and all preparation that came with advent, which included my traditional “spring-clean”. Honestly, its incredible how long it takes me to prefeeect 725sf of space! And by this I mean several dayssss……

This, of course was eagerly followed by the mile long shopping list, mostly presents, ( ok ok there was the occasionally lip liner & shoes – hey , necessities ! ) and the nights spent making my lil space look and exude as much Christmas Spirit as possible...the result , surprised lil me. I was pleased. 

Over breakfast one morning, the Godsister turned to me and asked ,

“What was the first gift of Christmas?”

I looked away from my breakfast and up at her whilst trying very fast to force my head to think......she continued to tell me about a Christmas movie she watched couple of days ago…

While she was re-enacted the story over to me….i found myself trying very very very hard to remember what the first gift of Christmas was. Love ? Family ? etc etc….but none of these rang true.

Finally…she reached the bit where the answer is revealed.

The first gift of Christmas was a Child. The Son of God Himself. God’s gift to us.

John 3:16 For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

Of all the advent days, this particular one remained my favorite.

Here’s hoping that all your Christmas’s will always be special – as the greatest gift the world has known was given on that day.

Blessed Christmas.