It’s so funny how when you get older, the best Christmases are the ones that involve the least amount of fuss. That’s how my Christmas was this year.
I decided to go with my sister’s family to church at World Changers. This was the first time I’d been back since I stopped working there 7 years ago. I’m so glad I went. Service was awesome and left me thinking and reflecting on many things, just like this whole trip has (more on that later :-). One of the highlights of the service was watching my nephew dance in praise to God and seeing the teen ministry’s awesome drama production. After church we went to my sister’s house, my parents came over and we opened gifts and had dinner. End scene.
I guess what made the day so special is that we started it off rejoicing in the name of the Lord and ending it just treasuring our family. We usually do Secret Santa among the adults, where each person writes their name and 5 things that they want for Christmas in a grab bag and we pull names. But this year everyone just bought presents for one another. What blessed me so much is that everybody got what they wanted, even though they hadn’t told anyone or written a list. We all just listened to each other’s needs and got gifts based on that. That really blessed me.
It was really a blessed day and I’m so thankful for my family!