Advent is in full swing.
We're buying gifts. Doing our little activities.
Saying yes to some fun things, saying no to some fun things.
Repeating to our kiddos -
"Why is Christmas so awesome? Right! Because Jesus came + rescued us!"
I'm reading the SheReadsTruth advent plan and being shocked (like I always am) that a plan I helped write can still feel so fresh and applicable.
I thought I'd do a little check in and share how advent is going for us as we are trying to be intentionally intentional and grace-filled all at once. Did you like that sentence?
|the first day of advent we went to cracker barrel for breakfast. it was great:)|
|the second day of advent we bought gifts for kiddos who won't get toys this christmas|
|the third day of advent, we dropped off said gifts + got frozen yogurt|
|the fourth day of advent, we had daddy's special fish tacos (our fave) and a special bible time|
|the fifth day of advent we made salt dough ornaments with friends|
|the sixth day of advent we had special ipad bible time and cuddle session|
For me, the idea that the Father provided protection-deliverance-interference between me and the enemy of this world through His son in the form of grace was a refreshing truth that I needed to be smacked with. Especially in a season where we are anticipating the coming of Jesus - His first and His next - and this is a season where I would like to eradicate grace from my own life. As a woman, I want to do all the things and be all the things and yet my loving Father sent His son precisely so I didn't have to make my ownself well or good. Precisely because I couldn't.
So for me, to celebrate Jesus this season is to celebrate His great grace.
His greatness in light of my great need.
Him being enough where I never will be.
And that news isn't sad or defeated or self-deprecating.
It's worth decking the town in tinsel, cutting down 607 fresh trees, and stringing miles of twinkling lights.
He is so worth celebrating, how have you been doing it this week?
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