This morning we spent some time reflecting on the passages in the Bible that describe Jesus Christ in heaven. We were more than amazed at the fact that millions of angels worship Christ day and night with lightning coming from His throne, fire from His eyes and thunder cracking, yet, He would empty Himself of all that so that He could come here and be born in a manger to begin the greatest life that the world would ever see only to end in the greatest act of love we could ever experience. God is beyond our understanding. Happy Birthday Jesus!
It is easier to conform and treat Christmas the same way the rest of the culture is. So I invite and encourage you all to spend time (the day) resting in the fact that God sent His son to Earth so that all who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the one and only satisfactory sacrifice for the sins of all peoples. Every man and woman is in desperate need of Jesus Christ. Please don't waste this day on football and food, seek God in all of His splendor. We love you all and Merry Christmas.
We do actually get breaks from time to time in school and though they are short, we definitely are trying to make the best of the opportunities. Thus far, the greatest benefit to having our classes at a small airport is that the roads are not salted. For most, this does not seem like much of a benefit at all but for twenty-five young male students, this is a blast. We have discovered that though dangerous, sliding, spinning, sledding and skiing are quite fun.....especially when towed behing a willing driver. When you live in an area that is flat as far as you can see, you have to improvise if you still want to unite your skii's to the snow. So here is a picture of our latest discovery. There are many other extra curricular activities that we have discovered but for the sake of our school's board members heart conditions, I think I will avoid posting them on a public blog. It is hard to tell, but we were going around thirty mph when this picture was taken. I am open to other ideas if you have any.
Well, this is our first winter in Michigan, and it has already begun to get cold...our highs have been in the upper 20s and the nights have been in the teens (this all without the typical windchill that has been accompaning it). it's suppose to get even colder until February! We've never had it snow so consistently, so it has been nice that every morning we wake up to a fresh layer of snow. It is gorgeous! Some of the snowflakes are as big as quarters! I can't agree with the singer that, "the weather outside is frightful!", I more think of it as DELIGHTFUL! Catelyn is really enjoying the snow! We took her to a Christmas parade during one of the storms and she just had fun watching the parade and the snow coming down. At first she hated gloves, that was until she fell down in the snow and her hands were covered in it...then she didn't mind so much having them on! We took her to the park the other day and she just ran around with her daddy in the snow. She isn't so much into touching it yet, as she is into kicking it and running in it. Soon enough she will enter into the world of snowball fights! But until then, I'll enjoy this time of my clean and dry little girl. Happy Snow Days!
Posted by Megan at 12/08/2007 03:18:00 AM