Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas angel

I had the opportunity last week to watch a Christmas play put on by a church group. This was no ordinary play, however. All of the individuals involved have special needs. My sister-in-law was in the play. She was an angel. She has down's syndrome. Through the years that I have been privileged to be her sister-in-law, she has taught me a lot about life. She loves us all unconditionally. She talks to people that I cannot see. Sometimes she calls them angels, sometimes she will point to an apparently empty seat that she has directed her conversation towards and say "Jesus". I have no doubts that she is talking to Him. I think that these individuals have a connection and trust in God that we cannot even understand. I tell her often that when we both get to heaven, we are going to have a lot to talk about. She will say "Yeah"
I doubt that I will ever see another Christmas program in my life that is as inspiring as this one. The pure love and worship that I felt I will carry with me throughout the year. I think when we get to heaven that we may find out that we are actually the ones with disabilities.
Merry Christmas
Until next time Sandra J

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Without Christ

Without Christ there is no Christmas-no reason for a holiday. We give gifts to the people we love because God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to die for us and save us from our sins. Jesus was the first Christmas present. How then, can you take Christ out of Christmas? The wonder of the love of God is what this holiday is all about.

the Child in the manger
the Man on the cross
i see in Them hope
when all else is lost
for in the manger
He brought hope in all strife
and on the cross
He bought eternal life

Copyright 2008 Sandra Ward Johnson

Merry Christmas, until next time Sandra j