While all of these Christmas doings are loverly, one of my favorite things about this time of year is reflecting on Jesus and his first coming. The story of his birth is rather fairy tale like, except that it is real. And the happily ever after - it includes us! Someday we will reach our happily ever after, the beginning of our true lives with our Redeemer and Friend. And I like to think that we might still celebrate Christmas on the New Earth, for this season brings us so much joy, and at least for me, draws me closer to my King. Forget the frantic shopping and holiday madness - it will all pass away. What is imperishable is our King and the treasure that we store up in Him.
So here is wishing you the start of a beautiful Christmas season, one that I hope will bring you the joy of knowing why Jesus came. To top it off (and because I am having so much fun with links) here is one of my favorite parts of A Charlie Brown Christmas:
I remain yours,
The Pen Maiden