Hello everyone from White, Wintry Holland!
Yes, we got snow and more snow yesterday. It was steady all day – with some gale force winds to boot!
I am most thankful that we did not loose power, although some of my Michigan neighbors did. I am hopeful that the power is soon restored and that all those without power have a warm and welcoming place to go.
So, gentle readers, if you have not finished your Christmas knitting – you still have some time to accomplish that. Not much, but still some time!
I have some ends to weave in and a couple of gifts yet to wrap – small things that I expect to be done with shortly!
What I really need to get done today is the remainder of my food preparation for tomorrow! I will be doing so while I listen to carols (and I assure you I will be singing along!).
All of the anticipation of Advent has built up to today – and I will be singing tonight with the choir in our midnight candle light service. It will be extra special this year as me and the kids will be helping lead our opening devotion and lighting the Advent wreath.
I hope and pray that you all have a most Blessed Christmas with your loved ones.
I leave you with a picture of the Nativity by Albrecht Durer and the words to a Christmas hymn by Martin Luther.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep;
I, too, must sing with joyful tongue
That sweetest ancient cradle song.
Glory to God in highest Heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.