He Came For Us

The wooden figures stand tall, perched on the ledge above the kitchen counter. photo

Joseph and Mary looking with a mixture of love and awe at their newborn laying in a bed of hay.

The kitchen is a busy thoroughfare in my house, and I knew it would be seen there.

A reminder of His love.

Washing my hands after getting back in from feeding the animals. Cleaning the dirt and grime, seeing it go down the drain….while  gazing at the Jesus baby, birthed among those same kind of animals, in a dirty, smelly place.

Born into a world coated in sin.

He came.

He came to us, and for us… the ones who desperately need washed.

 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 ESV


Today I am thankful for: 

*lightly falling snow

*the crisp morning air

*morning quiet time

*melting snow flakes on the dog’s fur

*safety for my children

*a husband who I laugh with and love

*family far and near

*the last day of my grad class…Yea!!!

*lit Christmas trees

*hot mocha swirl coffee

*wrapping gifts while watching It’s A Wonderful Life

*chocolate caramel “turtles” to munch on


*Jesus, who left heaven, to enter the world as a baby

*He who laid down His life for me.