Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas!

We had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  It was so exciting to have a white Christmas for the first time in many years!  Yesterday we spent time together as a family and Daddy made his special scones- yum!  A friend of ours also took us for a horse drawn sleigh ride in the snow.  That was a lot of fun! 

In the evening we went to the Christmas Eve service at our Church.  Tyler and I were able to play and sing "Silent Night" in the service.  Afterwards we picked up Grandpa and Grandma so they could spend the night with us and be here in the morning.

Today we got up early and opened our gifts.  Then we ate a big breakfast.  We got lots of great things for Christmas but Acts 20:35 is so true ..."it is more blessed to give than to receive."  I love getting gifts but it's so much more fun seeing someone open a gift you gave them. 

This afternoon we went to Babum and Nanny's house.  There we opened more gifts and ate more.... and more... and more! 

Babum also read the Christmas story from Luke 2.  Isn't it wonderful the gift God gave us on Christmas, the gift of His only begotten Son, Jesus?  And it's so amazing that God's perfect gift would die on a cross to take the penalty for our sins and rise again to conquer death forever.  But remember, like any gift it's not yours until you receive it.  It's like a check some one offers you as a gift for Christmas.  Before you can get the benefits you have to receive it.  It has your name on it so no one can cash it for you.  God offers the free gift of Salvation to all who will reach out by faith and take it.  No one can take it for you though, you must receive it for yourself.

If you haven't received the gift of salvation please do so today.  It's the greatest gift you will ever receive!  If you are not sure how or have more questions I'd love for you to email me  I would be thrilled to help you!

I loved spending time with our family today.  We are so blessed to be able to do this!  Hope you had a wonderful celebration like our family did!

Merry Christmas from the Schnarrs!


Pastor and Judy Brodie said...

Excellent, Ashley...We loved having all our family over yesterday!

Ashley said...

We loved coming over! Can't wait to spend more time with you on Sunday!