Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Practicing a little thankfulness

Yesterday, I began to feel the need to spend some time over a few days blogging about what I am thankful for, and the blessings in my life. Most of the posts will be in no particular order, maybe as I come accross just the right picture to accompany the post. I did decide that I should start with the best blessing of all. Since we are a few days before Christmas, I am using a nativity picture to share how blessed I am to have Jesus.

Jesus is the most important blessing in my life. I spent way to many years taking the blessing of my salvation, and the miraculous life of Christ for granted. I searched the internet for good pictures of baby Jesus, but couldn't hardly find one that wasn't copyrighted! So this morning I snapped a few pictures of my own nativithy set. This set was given to me as a gift by Grandma Day, I believe the year before I was married. I have set it up every year, and I think that it is beautiful. I don't think that I would even trade it for my mothers beautiful Willow Tree Nativity set. This year, Joseph lost his head, so thanks to Poppa for fixing it with super glue! Anyway, I can't even express how thankful I am that Jesus came to be born as a baby, and to live a short lifetime on earth, knowing that it would end with Him taking on my sins, so that I might have eternal life. I say "my" sins rather than "our" sins, because I have come to realize that He would have done it even if I was the only one! That is really something to stop and think about it, that I alone and that important to my saviour. So, I begin my tribute posts of the blessings in my life with Jesus, who is daily reminding me to focus on eternity, and not on my temperal, earthly circumstances.
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