Merry Christmas to all of you on this one and only Christmas Eve of 2016.
Today we were up and at ’em and getting a feast ready for our small church body to enjoy. One family was out of town, and another one unexpectedly was unable to come, so we were down to just two families and our co-worker Tina B. came from Amealco and joined with us. We had plenty of food for the 10 of us since we prepared enough for a few more than that.
We sang a few Christmas hymns and read the Christmas story while discussing a few aspects of it along the way. I have to admit that of all the details we’re given in Luke, I’m always fascinated by the account of Simeon on circumcision day. Not that it’s any more spectacular than any other part of the story, but I love that he was ready and always on the lookout for the Lord’s coming. May we be such people too.
Cameron is home and we’re enjoying having him, but a little sad that he leaves for Dallas on Friday. So little time. Glad for the time we have. He’ll be flying back to Chicago on January 7 from DFW. Glad to report that he passed all his first semester classes! He works hard at Moody and puts in a lot of hours working in the kitchen and studying. It doesn’t leave him much time to enjoy all of campus life, but we’re grateful he is able to attend and follow the Lord’s leading toward ministry as he studies and grows along with so many others who love Jesus.
Here are a few pics from today’s activities (there was even a little time just before everyone arrived for a round of a board game).