Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas is almost here!!

Are you ready for Christmas? We are, we have been doing our Advent puzzle and countdown!! Abigail reminds me every morning, which is a good thing, because otherwise I might forget. We visited Santa at the library the other day and when asked what she wanted him to bring her, her response OJ and this wasn't the first time she said that. She had visited Santa a few weeks ago, but didn't want to sit with, but when we asked her what she wanted she replied OJ. She is going to be in a bit of a shock on Christmas day!
We also have been taking in some wonderful Christmas light displays. One of our favorite things to do is go for drive and look at all the lights or go through Mike Miller Park. I am not really sure yet what she thinks about Santa and I don't talk about him too much. Honestly I find it a little hard to tell her Santa is coming and bringing gifts, feel bit guilty. I know I believed in Santa for a time, but don't really remember when I found out that he didn't really bring presents. I do feel that Santa does help bring in the Christmas spirit and I enjoy seeing Santa's out and about, but that we must remember what Christmas really is all about. So I tell her Santa brings gifts and these gifts are brought to remind us of Jesus birthday on Christmas day. So we are having a celebration to celebrate Jesus birthday and she loves birthday's!!

Here is an email I received recently, I think it sums it up!!

Why Jesus Is Better than Santa Claus

Santa lives at the North Pole ...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh ...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year ...
JESUS is an ever-present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies ...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited ...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your
heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa ...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap ...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name; all he can say to the little
boy or girl is, "What's your name?" ...
JESUS knew your name before you did. Not only does He know
your name, He also knows your address. He knows your history
and future and He even knows how many hairs are on your

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ...
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO ...
JESUS offers health, help, and hope.

Santa says, "You better not cry" ...
JESUS says, "Cast all your cares on me, for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys ...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken
homes, and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle, but ...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree ...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison. We need to
remember WHO Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ
back in CHRISTmas. Jesus is still the reason for the season.

Yes, Jesus is better, he is even better than Santa Claus

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