“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” – Matthew 1:23
Warmest of Christmas greetings to you as we all enter into this ending of “wait” for our Savior …
Christmas offers a special time of togetherness, as family and friends. We celebrate much this year, especially as I am still alive and breathing. Last week, my 3x-week wound care nurse, removed the wound vacuum, meaning, the open sore on my lower back has healed enough, for bandages only. Yet another milestone in this journey. Grateful! I still need a stint in my aorta and another procedure, that surgery is waiting on until the wound heals/closes sufficiently. January? My walks are getting slowly incrementally stronger. I’ve enjoyed some special (short) times with my dudes lately.
Jonathan and Emily were here for a few days of early Christmas, and Jonathan stays until the 29th.
Nora is off from teaching until the first week of January, so trying to rest a bit, as she has been through so much the past seven months. She’s enjoying her newest Westy(dog) … she named “Henry”.
As we celebrate in the warm comfort and safety of our homes, please pray for our relationships in countries under duress.
We are cast this Christmas, upon our only hope, Christ the Savior. It is no wonder, Psalmist David was quoted so much by Jesus. The older I get, the more I wonder if David knew and embraced the Gospel, better than many proclaiming Christians of our day. He proclaims his gaze in: Psalm 27:4
“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord … “
When distilled down to our essence, we are a desperate lot, out of true control, short-lived, and wholly dependent on our Savior! We have infinite to be grateful for!
Enjoying and celebrating our beautiful Lord this season … Dan and Nora _____________________________________________________
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