Family is God’s present.
The way you value them is one of the pictures of your relationship with the Giver.
I began to think more about this celebration. For years, I find it the most beautiful time of the year because it seems all people are kind, generous, and most of all, excited. But on the other side of this observation, I am fully aware that Jesus is the reason why we have this day. To remember and embrace the scarred beauty of God’s love for each one of us -the world (sinners), that He sent His only Son to die and rise again, seated on His right this very moment, is the simplest yet profound act of thankfulness.
This year is a bit different from the previous Christmases I had experienced. I discovered that I didn’t desire or want to accumulate new things of my own for the sake of this season. In fact, this is the year that the wishlist of things didn’t come across my mind. Of course, in the office, there was a Christmas wishlist posted in a small bulletin board in our pantry. We were free to write some realistic wishes we’ve been longing since ber months occurred. A lunch bag was the only choice I noted because I need it for my daily shifts at work. Noticed the difference? Needed it, not wanted it. Our boss was tough curious of me why a lunch bag when most of my co-workers wrote the best gift ideas. I’m grateful I got it. But deep in my heart, I only prayed for peace, joy, and my family to be complete. For me, besides the latter list, nothing else seems good enough.
No grand gifts just genuine relationships that my God granted me. Oh how I live to love them -my family and friends, who never fail to deliver love more than anything this world could offer. I was taught hard to consciously value their presence more than the presents and to highly value God more than the blessings. A Merry Christmas indeed. Thank you to the men of my life, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit because You first loved us!♥