"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Thursday, December 12, 2013

This Christmas

This is a very special Christmas season for us!!!

It is Kaylee's FIRST Christmas!

The FIRST thing we did was set up the Little People Nativity set so that we could tell her more about JESUS! She hears His Name over and over everyday....she hears His Name when we pray, when we thank Him for our food, when we sing praise songs, every week at church when we worship with our church family. 

She hears His Name when we tuck her into bed at night and tell her that Jesus made her special :)  And that Jesus loves her and that He is always with her. 

We tell her that Christmas is Jesus' "Happy Birthday" and pretty soon we will sing Happy Birthday to Him :) 

The big kids want to get her the perfect gift ~ she gets SO excited about certain things (mainly Dora lol) and they just can't wait to see her reaction to the gifts she gets :) 

I realized today.....we haven't even really told her about Santa! I'm sure soon enough she will know all about him...how could she not when sadly so much of Christmas talk is usually about him?  

But for now I love that when she hears about Christmas, she is hearing about HIM...the One who came to earth to die for the sins of all mankind. 

The One Whose very Name calms her when it is spoken....no, she doesn't understand who He is yet...or what He has done for her....or the joy she will have when she gives her life to Him. 

But still His Name spoken brings peace over her and quiets her in even her most difficult moments :) 

There is no other name but the Name of Jesus that can do that! And even if she doesn't know just who He is yet and how great His love is.....she has experienced His Peace over and over in her 9 months with us. 

The VERY BEST part of having her home is teaching her about Jesus. I love that sometimes during worship I look down at her standing in between my legs and her eyes are closed and her hand is up in the air (copying the attitude of praise she sees all around her)...she doesn't really know why her hand is up or her eyes are closed....but one day she will. 

One day she will understand why Christmas is such a big deal worldwide and why we lift our hands in praise and why His Name brings peace. And when she does, she will not be lifting her hands out of "copying" but out of adoration to the Only One worthy of our praise! 

"And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

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