Brenna and Quinn made icicle ornaments at the tin shop. Our tree will soon be filled with only those;)
At the farmhouse they had the table set for Christmas dinner with fine china and all. I love that time period and would gladly have jumped in and stayed. That is the bittersweet thing about going to a living history museum, it looks as though you could simply go back in time. Honest, I could handle the kerosene smell!
The decorations were lovely too!
I think the simplicity makes me dwell on the reason for Christmas. It points me back to the Savior's birth and not so much the gifts and the goodies.
It is so dark without all our electric lights. Along every path they had placed lanterns to light our way.
"Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:105 NIV
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this."
Isaiah 9:6-7"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you:
he is Christ the Lord."
"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, tho those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."
Don't go this Christmas season without getting right with the LORD. Christ was sent to earth as a baby to live a blameless life, that He might take the punishment for our sins. He offers you the one and only gift to give you life, peace and joy.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."