Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thanks Christmas! Happy Birthday Jesus!

Happy Birthday Jesus!
I was originally going to post our whole Christmas newsletter on here, but then 2 things occured to me: 1) most of you who read this already got our newsletter in some format and 2) there are some personal info tidbits on there that not everyone needs to know (well, because you know, thousands of people check us out everyday! ha!)

I do want to share with you this amazing and poignant story that was the headliner of our recent Christmas letter - it is amazing what comes from my children, they teach me all kinds of lessons, everyday. The title of this was:

Thanks Christmas

From the mouths of babes, or so they say, comes our new Christmas greeting. As Hudson and I were driving back from preschool a recent chilly morning, he was happily chatting and finished up with “Thanks Christmas, Mommy!” I replied, “Merry Christmas, Hudson.” An emphatic voice came booming from the back seat – “Thanks Christmas! It’s Thanks Christmas!” I smiled, but as I kept on driving, I thought how true this greeting really is. If only the rest of the world would realize that it truly should be the greeting of choice. ‘Thanks Christmas’ sums up so succinctly what we know to be true. We should be thankful that Christ chose to come as a babe, fully human, yet fully God – totally helpless. Thankful that because He walked among us, He intimately knows our weaknesses, our struggles, our joys. Thankful that without Christmas there would be no Easter, no resurrection, no hope for redemption of our sins. So Thanks Christmas it shall remain – for we’re thankful to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Beth! You have a gift for writing and a flair for photography...and a very beautiful family! Great to catch up with you here.

Anonymous said...

(This is Emily T. from Cross Roads who left that last comment)

The Wyler Family said...

what a great story. i loved your christmas letter, by the way. you have an incredible little family.