Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An Embarrassment Of Riches

I have a houseful of guests and will receive more over the next day. I have more food than we will be able to consume over the next few days. I have a Christmas tree with too many presents underneath it. I have a healthy family. I have children in whom I take much delight. I have wonderful, loving parents. I have a mother-in-law who, despite all odds, is here to celebrate Christmas with us. My husband and I both have employment that provides over and above what our family needs. I have a dog that makes me grit my teeth in frustration one minute but then makes me laugh the next. She blesses me with her unconditional love. I have a warm home that still makes me think I should pinch myself because I can't believe it's mine. I have brothers and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews that make me glad to be part of the family I'm in. I have a husband that has seen me at my worst and loves me anyway. And...

And I have a God who chose to put on human flesh; who opted to have the King of Kings take his place in a dirty manger rather than a grand throne; who because of His great love for me came down from heaven and caused my soul to know it's worth. Indeed, I have an embarrassment of riches.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

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