It's coming soon.
I haven't felt this deep down soul excitement about Christmas for a very, very, very, very long time. Did I mention it has been a very long time that I've felt this way? My now grown and married kidlets were teenagers the last time I felt this way. Anyway, I. Love. This Feeling.
This feeling is letting me know that my heart has been healed. The heartache, discouragement, and bitterness has been taken away. God is good. He stayed with me even when I wasn't so sure about Him or if He even cared about me or my situation. How selfish of me, I now see.
Unfailingly He manifested His love to me each day in giving me a new sunrise daily and a reason to get up and to try again. To try and recognize His love through blessing, beauty, and His Word and that He was there the whole time.
Advent traditionally starts today the first Sunday of advent with the lighting of the first candle. Tomorrow I plan on purchasing my 5 candles and pondering each night during the following weeks as I light my candle(s) about the coming of Christ; the Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love that comes because of His birth, His Gift, and His Grace.
This season may you be Hope filled, have a Peaceful soul, have a Joyful heart, and Loving arms wrapped around others and Loving arms wrapped around you.
How do you celebrate your Christmas season?