Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Rembrandt

As I celebrate Christmas, I am reminded, once again, what it's all about. The music, the food, the decorations, the sales, the times with family and friends - all are a great part of life. I hope to take away something much more, though. I want to remember what I was put on earth for, and why my Saviour humbled Himself to become a baby. It's a time to forgive the people who abuse and take more than their share, to extend grace to the unloveable and weak, to live giving out unselfishly to others and to embrace deeply the people who have loved us. In short, to exist for a purpose much greater than ourselves and our own ends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for reading this blog and being a very important part of my life. May the Source of Christmas be a reality in your life and may this Season make a lasting impression on your hearts!!

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

14 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Merry Christmas to you too Anne! This was lovely and so very true. Sometimes a specific day is necessary to remind us of what's really important in life.

Ideezine said...

Anne,

In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3: 5-6 TLB

Words spoken from the heart reach the soul of others. It has been a pleasure reading and following your success this year. May you continue to be blessed.

Merry Christmas to you and yours this holiday.

Bette

Joyce said...

Merry Christmas my friend! xo

pve design said...

I think Rembrandt really must have been there, as his painting looks so full of grace....
Wishing you a Merry little Christmas....full of love,
pve

Jo said...

A true Chistmas message!
We need to keep this close and revisit it often throughout the year.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas~
Jo

DolceDreams said...

Merry Christmas Anne!
Nathalie

Nelle Somerville said...

So beautifully said Anne! Merry Christmas.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

And Merry Christmas to you Anne! Such a beautiful sentiment! Remember, no one is a failure who has friends!
The best to you and yours!
Kirsten

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely image! The true meaning of Christmas! Enjoy the holidays, Kellie xx

Emom said...

Thank you Anne! smiles...

Ivy Lane said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Anne!

hmstrjam said...

here, here!

North of 25A said...

I hope you had a joyous Christmas, Anne!
Warmest wishes from a very snowy North Shore,
Colleen

CareyAnn said...

What a lovely post and moving painting. I just found your blog while surfing around. I love your paintings. I am now a follower and look foward to visiting your blog. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
CareyAnn

 
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