Merry, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Friends!
I pray that you are having a wonderful day with loved ones.
I was going to post yesterday, but I had a lot of last minute things that I needed to do, and I just couldn’t spend time on my computer.
But I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you today. :)
I’m sure that many of you are going through the normal traditions of your Christmas Day and enjoying every minute of it.
But I also know that many of you are having a not so normal Christmas. Maybe because you have lost a loved one this year and you are missing them terribly. Maybe because you are suffering from an illness that is making it hard for you to enjoy Christmas like you normally do.
There could be a ton of reasons that Christmas may be different for you this year.
But even when Christmas doesn’t “feel” like Christmas, we can still celebrate in our struggles.
Why? Because Christmas is more than presents and delicious food and fun get togethers.
It’s all about ONE THING.
And that ONE THING is the FACT that God loved the world so much (that’s me and that’s you!) that He sent his only son, Jesus, to this world as a baby.
And that baby grew to be a man. But not any man. He was the WORD MADE FLESH. He lived a perfect life so that He could die for us.
He took the punishment of our sins and willingly laid down his life for us, so that we could be forgiven of our sins and live eternally with Him.
Friends, Jesus isn’t just a story.
He is REAL. And He loves YOU. And in HIM is complete joy.
If you feel something missing in your life and you just can’t figure out what it is. Let me tell you this Christmas Day, it is JESUS.
He is the only one that can fill that void in your life. He is the only one that can give you perfect Peace and Joy.
My prayer for you today is that you KNOW Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
I know that I have already shared this song with you before, but I wanted to share it again. The first time, Jonathan sang it at a church while he played the piano. But this is the one he sang at the Ky Opry, and I think it sounds a little better because you can hear the words more clearly.
I love this song so much. I am overwhelmed by God’s love when I hear it. Jonathan received a standing ovation when he sang that night. But in my heart, I kept thinking how God is the one that deserves that standing ovation. He deserves our highest praise and celebration over the gift of love that He gave us, Jesus.
Would you listen to this song and stand with me (figuratively or literally) and PRAISE HIM this Christmas Day?
My favorite song! Thank you for sharing especially today.
Thank you, Patty! Have a blessed Christmas!!
That is such a powerful and heartfelt performance. Merry Christmas, Traci and family.
Thank you so much, Lena!
He does such a beautiful job. I hope he goes a long way. Merry Christmas Traci! I wish you a safe New Year.
Thank you for your sweet words, as always, Shirley. I appreciate your faithfulness to me and my blog. Your comments make me smile. Bless you!
Thankful for your testimony on this blog. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas.
Thank you, Debbie! Merry Christmas!
He did a wonderful job singing that. makes me tear up……
Merry Christmas, Mary!
I’m so proud of you for sharing the true meaning of Christmas Traci!! Your momma would be so proud of you for being bold with the truth and sharing the gospel!! Jonathan did a great job… I love that song too! Hope you had a blessed Christmas Traci.
Merry Christmas Traci! I hope you and your family had a truly blessed day!
I have been following your blog for quite some time now and find your faith a true inspiration…thank you for sharing yourself and your family with me. Please keep posting your son’s music videos, he has a wonderful voice! You must be so proud of your 4 boys!
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Merry Christmas Traci!! You are always an inspiration and your son is so talented – I love this version of the song! xo
Merry Christmas and THANK YOU. my hsb and I just listened to the video and what a way to wind down this day of celebration.
Looking fwd to more of these videos and all the terrific ideas from this blog. God Bless you and your family.
I love this song and I love Jonathan’s rendition of it. Makes me throw my hands up in the air in praise!
Amen & Hallelujah! Wow he has a wonderful voice. Chill bumps, I get chill bumps.
Hope your Christmas was filled with lots of hugs and giggles.
Merry Christmas Traci
Traci, I love this song and Jonathan did an excelent job!!