Yesterday I went out and bought Caleb's Christmas present, it was a ping pong table. It was a surprise and he was really excited about it. It is hard to hide something like that around the house or even to wrap something like that, so we went ahead and gave it to him yesterday.
One of the cool things about the gift is that it gave us a chance to work together on a project. I am looking forward to each and every moment that we get to spend together on whatever God sends our way. I don't know how much longer we will have together to work on projects or other things that God allows us to do. I know that I need to take every advantage of every opportunity, because you only have so many moments together with your kids.
God knows exactly how we feel. Without getting into the doctrine of the trinity too much, know this, God sent His son into the world and what was before he became flesh was no more. Then the time Jesus was in the flesh was only so long and Jesus fulfilled and was obedient to everything his father sent Him to do. It is mind blowing to think that the little baby Mary held in her arms was "the Son of God," the creator and sustainer of all things. Jesus is now in a glorified body seated at the right hand of the Father and even that is temporary! He will come again one day and there will be another new chapter, which is another cool thought all by itself!!!
What about us now? We only have so long! Make memories this Christmas with your family and loved ones! Whether you are part of a big family or all alone, the choice is yours. If you are alone, choose to be a blessing to someone and point them to the generosity found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are surrounded by family, remind them about the true "reason for the season!"