I enjoy so many aspects of Christmas. I love the music, the decorations, the smells, the food, the lights, the gift-giving, the programs and concerts, the worship of my Savior born for me (and you) in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago.
My husband and I haven't quite started decorating at home yet, but we're looking forward to our first Christmas together!
My church, however, has started decorating, and I took some quiet time yesterday to capture some images of the Advent wreath and Christmas tree. Instead of writing a ton today, I thought I'd share those images with you. May they help you reflect on the coming of Christ as the baby in the manger. May they remind you of the great love God has for you - great enough to send His Son to this world to die for you and rise again!