"For He so loved the world that He gave his one and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
That small sentence has such a powerful impact when you sit back and truly think of the implications it has for both you and I. What a true testiment it was for us to receive the freedom and happiness that we do and for us to enter a convenant with the Lord with such a tremndous bond that no being (Earthly or not) can destroy.
As I reflect and think back on what a roller coaster of a year it has been I can't help but count the blessings (double!~) that we have received with the birth of the two most precious things to us, our health (truly the power of prayer), our move, and our friendships and family. I'm sure I could go on and on with a list of hundreds if not thousands of things we have been blessed with in this year alone and if our Earthly world is this beautiful and engulfs our heart with such love I can't even BEGIN to imagine how amazing life is once we leave this body.
For now, my New Year's resolution is to enjoy this body and this life and to breathe in each of the memories we make this next year with a joyful heart (even the memories that you wish never happened!) and to start each morning knowing that it is by God's hand and love that we are here. May each of you have a very Merry Christmas celebrating our saviour and being with the ones you love!