Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light ; 
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." 
Isaiah 9: 2

And so He comes!  He comes to a crowded world, a world with no room for Him, a world with political problems and persecuted people, a world filled with busy-ness.  And they have no idea that out in the back, in a barn with animals, with no audience and no support, the Son of God has come.  He has come with the Father's planning and foresight to be all that we cannot be - perfect and sinless.  And He has come ready to take all our burdens and sins and wipe them out so that we may live and live abundantly. 

Will we have Him in our hearts and in our lives? 
Will  we go and find Him?
Will we walk with Him and listen to Him?

 What joy is ours with His promise!!  
What joy is ours this night of nights!!
What joy is ours forever!!

May your Christmas be joyful and filled with His love!

After candlelight service tonight, we snuggle down in front of the fire, with candles burning around the house, to a power outage in the whole area.    The fire burns brightly and we are warm.  Hopefully repairmen can have the problem fixed before it gets too cold and the water freezes!

Melinda and Tyler arrived yesterday around suppertime with Heather and Jonathan, after nabbing two of the last 4 seats on a plane, after being delayed for 2 hours, after missing their connecting flight from Calgary to Edmonton.    Thank you for rescuing them, J!!
We had supper together and then Tyler proceeded to get sick with the stomach flu.  He had a long night but seems to be on the mend now.  And today we saw a tiny live picture of our newest grandchild - just a tiny smidge weighing 12 ozs. but with a heart beating strong and fast, bones developing and a perfect tiny nose!   What a lovely Christmas present - thanks M & T for including us!!)


  1. I am so happy they got there for Christmas, Crystal! Perfect! And what a wonderful thing modern science is. I love seeign our little Bump via ultrasound! We have just 6 weeks to go now!
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Merry Christmas, Crystal! What a beautiful Christmas blessing...congratulations and love to all. XO

  3. The fire and the candles sound perfect. We are going with the air conditioner (and the candles). Blessings.

  4. Glad to her that the kids arrived safely. Hope the power came back on before too long. I don't want to come home to a frozen up house

  5. Merry Christmas Crystal!! So glad everyone arrived safely, it's certainly been a challenging travel season for many!!!

  6. We are so glad to be here! It's such a treat to come and stay with you, and of course we wanted you to come and see your little one. Thanks for the beautiful Christmas message and the hope we have again this Christmas because of Christ's birth and life.

  7. Beautiful post! Christmas went by so fast, didn't it?! I took the ornaments off today and Helayna kept asking, "what you doing, mommy? why you taking them off?" I told her we have to wait a whole year to put them back up again.