Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Prepare Him Room

Welcome to our home for a little taste of our Christmas! And what a special season this is -- celebrating our Savior's birth.

For us -- and I assume many others -- this month quickly fills with activities ranging from making secret 'gift lists' (and desperately trying to keep them a secret!), to caroling and lots of specialty baking.

In all the hustle and bustle of these final weeks before Christmas, may we each set aside time to reflect on the reason for our festivities...

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King!

Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;

While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove.

The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love!

Here's wishing you a few quiet moments to truely 'prepare HIM room' this season.

Such tidings of great joy!


Rachel Marie said...

aw, that is so sweet and beautiful! :)

rehm family said...

Ahhh...such a timely reminder! Without Jesus coming, we'd have no reason at all to celebrate! And what a precious celebration that is! Your decorations look so beautiful! And I'm sure much better in person?!? :) What a precious picture of Charissa with, Daddy. We love you! Thanks for blessing us with a post!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations! Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year.

liz said...

christmas is my favourite time of year
i love your decorations

Julie said...

Okay, now can you come help me decorate our home? Oh, the few pictures you posted are just beautiful!! And how wonderful to remind us of WHO CHRISTmas is all about. As always, your blog is a blessing and a joy to read!!

BrittLeigh said...

aw, such a sweet post! I loved all the pictures, and wonderful reminder!

Lots of love and blessings to you guys this season! Have a MERRY Christmas!

Marissa Whitney said...

I love your Christmas sweaters!

Sara N. Smith said...

The decorations in your home look lovely.
What a blessing to sing of Christ's birth and bring such joy to others. I'm sure those who heard were thrilled and blessed!
Christmas is such a marvelous time we can remember our Saviour's love!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

awww, thanks for sharing!! I love the picture of your Dad & Charissa...too adorable!!

Catharine said...

We're reading your blog, too. The pictures make us feel a little closer. (I'm not sure exactly how far away Korea is, but it's far!)All of us kids are hoping and praying that you can somehow join us over here :)