Hello everyone! I hope that you're enjoying your weekend! I certainly am! I just finished dinner and thought I'd stop by and relax with you for a little bit.
I don't know what you did today; but I spent my time off, with my husband and a Christmas movie...yep, you heard me right...a Christmas movie. I don't know why but lately, I have been in the mood to watch the older and best Christmas movies...you know the ones that most of us enjoyed while growing up. There's nothing like the old fashioned Christmas movies to relax to, while taking a person back to the better days, when people seemed to have the true spirit of Christmas, rather than focusing on everything they could get out of Christmas.
Oh how life has changed! I remember days, when I was laid up, due to one of the many knee surgeries I experienced and ladies from the neighborhood or church would bring a casserole or dessert to the house, to help my mother out, while she took care of me. Now you rarely see that at all.
You know...I think the thing I miss the most about the old fashioned Christmas'; is the Christmas carolers. When I was a young girl...all the kids in the neighborhood would gather together and go caroling door to door and then we would sit around and enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. Now, you don't see carolers at all...at least where I live.
It's sad to see how time has changed life here on earth! When I was really young, I used to lay out in the backyard...looking up to the sky and thinking that nothing would ever change; but now as an adult...it definitely has changed.
You know...life isn't always easy to accept...especially as life becomes more of a challenge but the hope we live with; is even though this world may be wasting away...there will be a new heaven and earth one day, where nothing will ever change again. This place called heaven will always be filled with peace...a place where we will never suffer or hurt again.
Even though we struggle with this life here on earth...we know it won't be like this forever. Sometimes, I think that we just get too caught up, in all that is taking place in this world; that before we realize it, we have allowed these difficult times to take us down, rather than looking beyond all these depressing moments, to view heaven in the distance. I don't know about you; but I'm not looking at this world the way I used to. In fact, I see my time down here, as though I am staying in a motel, while I wait for God to finish my new home in heaven.
I hope and pray that even in the midst of all that is taking place in this world; that you will be able to set your focus...not on this world; but on the new heaven and earth...the one that will last and never change, for all of eternity!
Well...time for me to go! I sure have enjoyed my time with you tonight! I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your weekend...oh, and don't forget to spend some extra moments with God tomorrow...He loves you so much!
You all take care and I will talk with you soon!
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