Monday, December 12, 2011
The Grinch. That is who I usually identify with at this time of year. I usually feel rushed, busy, overwhelmed. However, this year it is the opposite. I am feeling very festive, fully experiencing every part of this season. I am enjoying the Christmas songs, I am loving the lights, our tree was up a week before Christmas., celebrating the Advent with my family this year has been new and fresh. I am still overwhelmed, but a completely different kind of overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed at the fact that Jesus came to this earth as a baby. I am overwhelmed that He lived on this earth, and faced highs and lows just like me. I am overwhelmed that He chose to give Himself up on the cross to redeem me - the one who fails Him often. I am overwhelmed that I can talk with Him whenever I want to, and that He listens and cares. I am overwhelmed that He did all of this, just for me. Just to walk this season of life with me. Just to make Himself known to me in such a special way. Just to overwhelm me with who He is.