The Lord has come!
This morning I am sitting under my tree– enjoying the lights and the last few minutes of calm before the kids wake up. My first Christmas gift: a little peace.
I am overwhelmed by the idea that God, (GOD!!) took on humanity. That He walked around. God (!) wanted to have a relationship with me so He came for me. I know what it is like to be human. God came so that I could see what creation was meant to be at its best– what the new creation will be like.
Following Jesus is the most satisfying, exciting, never-boring decision I ever made. I am overwhelmed.
It was great to worship with you last night. I loved the kids singing Silent Night, Bev’s solo (wow!), Matt’s instrumental interludes, responding at the Lord’s table, listening to Erin read the Luke story, seeing the church bathed in candle-light, grabbing soup in between services, the pictures Becky found for the readings, the violin and piano, the amazing volunteers (and Andrew’s family!!) who loved on our kids in the nursery, getting to see dear friends in the pews, the floodlights on the banner and the door wreaths, seeing my boys in a tie 🙂
December 25, 2010 @ 7:04 am
The Hoang family so missed being with our Restoration family last night. Thank you for the recap! Merry Christmas all!
December 25, 2010 @ 7:06 pm
ditto from the brooks family!
December 27, 2010 @ 1:18 pm
Hooray for ties!
December 29, 2010 @ 11:40 am
It was interesting to see how close to the advent wreath our son Charlie could wave his hands without tourching himself or the church. It is a season wonder!
December 30, 2010 @ 11:15 am
My family loved helping out in the nursery on Christmas Eve. Thanks for making them feel welcome at our church!