We did indeed make it out on Saturday night for the first time in years, and you know what? It was great fun. Oscar was safely ensconced on the sofa under a duvet with a huge pile of sweets and popcorn and 2 movies (new time him) Disneys ANASTASIA and Dreamworks JOSEPH KING OF DREAMS. We have not left him with his sister Aimee (who is 22) before, because Aimee was anxious about being in charge, but he was very well behaved, despite still being up when we came home at 11pm. I think 2014 may see some more little trips out for Mummy and Daddy (alone!).
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
No other verse in the Bible so succinctly summarizes God's relationship with humanity and the way of salvation.
I thank The Lord My God for the precious gift of His Son, every day. I have 2 sons of my own and to make sacrifice of one of them, even for the saving of humanity seems a burden too heavy to carry. Well, perhaps it would be too heavy for me as a mortal mother without the view of all time and eternity, like my Beloved Father in Heaven.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, with presents and trees and parties and food and merry making. In amongst the swirling joy that surrounds us, I will remember My Savior.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.