It’s that time of year again where I get woken early by my kids and mumble, “just 5 more minutes” while they are bouncing up and down on their Daddy’s tortured body. It’s that time of year again when I finally roll out of bed and half fall down to the stairs with a big smile on my face as I look forward to seeing my children gleefully shred wrapping paper with wonder in their eyes at the gifts they’ve received. It’s that time of year again when my wife and I look at each other with that understanding and gratitude for the blessing of sharing this moment with our children and just the wonder of being together. It’s that time of year again when I’m reminded that if it weren’t for the incarnation, the most extravagant gift of God in Jesus Christ – that none of this would be possible.
Hope you had a great day today folks with family and friends!
On a side note, I probably won’t be responding to comments etc. around here that much for the next couple of weeks. I’m heading off to the Ukraine on a missions trip. I’m joining a team from my church to visit and help some orphanages over there. I’m going to try to post some pics and notes on my trip while there – but it all depends on what my online access is like.