Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Life Worth Celebrating


It’s so easy to forget what this time of year means. I’ve struggled with it a lot this year. Our house has been a bit hectic lately in Christmas preparations. Amidst all the busyness and excitement, I’ve lost track of why we do this every year. Why we spend so much time buying gifts and decorating and cooking and meeting with family. But then it hit me.

It’s a celebration.

We put in a lot of preparation to celebrate the birth of a friend or family member, right? We want to celebrate the day they were born and spend that time in fun and laughter. Because we love them. And we want to show them our love.

Christmas is the celebration for the most Glorious Life of all. Our greatest loved one.

Jesus Christ came down on this Earth, humbled Himself as a baby, all to die. Die for us. His perfect life for our sinful ones.

We celebrate Him because we love Him. He loves us. Unconditionally, always.

So this year, as I enjoy the festive decorations adorning our house, share gifts with friends and family, partake in scrumptious ham and delectable desserts, bounce around to fun holiday music, I want to remember why. To remember that it’s all in celebration for HIM. The One who saved me. The One who humbled Himself so I might live. The One whose life is worth celebrating everyday.

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

And a Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope each and every one of you have a memorable, blessed Christmas in celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ!


  1. Curiously, I've been in the same boat, more or less, and this is a timely reminder. Christmas *is* a celebration of our First Love. I'm just in awe when I stop and think of what His birth really meant.

    Merry Christmas to you too, darling! May you have a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family! :)

    1. I'm more and more thinking we're twins separated at birth. ;)

      It's not a new concept or anything, obviously. But sometimes the Lord just places specific things on our hearts, even if we've heard it a million times. This year He's really had me thinking about this. You are so right, when you REALLY think about what Jesus did for us...wow. Indescribable!

      MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, DEAR!!!! I hope it's a spectacular one! <333

    2. Yeah, I'm thinking so! Must've been a two or three year labor, though. XD

      Mmhm, exactly. There seems to be so many things about God, about faith, that I take for granted. Things I know perfectly well in my head, only to discover I don't know them very well in my heart.

      It was a wonderful Christmas, thanks! I hope yours was too, dearie!! <3

  2. I like this post. Hence, I'm commenting. Merry Christmas to you too, Lauri/Christine! :D

    1. D'awww! I'm honored! Always happy to hear from the Mattiford. :D

      Merry Christmas!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful one!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a very merry Christmas! ^_^


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