Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spiritual Sundays

    On this final Sunday of Advent I am reminded again about God's gift to us, a newborn babe sent to offer us redemption. This beautiful and amazing gift was mirrored for me in the snow storm that blanketed the northeast this weekend.

    For some areas hit by this snow it was an anomaly, places that rarely see snow were being hit the hardest. I wonder if people were able to see beyond the inconvenience and appreciate the beauty that was enfolding before us?

   The landscape was being transformed into something pure and clean. Where once there was dirt, trash and even urban blight the scenery was covered to showcase the beauty we often don't see.

When all was covered with a blanket of snow our eyes could rest on the beauty of God's creation, we were allowed to view what was most precious.

     God has blessed us all with natural beauty that often goes unnoticed because all we can see are cars, buildings, strip malls & highways. During Advent, instead of scurrying around to malls & stores shopping for the 'perfect gift' we are called to rememeber that God has already given us the 'PERFECT GIFT' in His Son Jesus. Through Him we are washed clean, much like the landscape has been during this storm. While we may be dealing with internal storms he is there to 'carry us' and to bring us hope and love.

     Before the street plows come through and erase the beauty of what surrounds us spend some time reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas and the 'Perfect Gift' you have been offered.

                         Let the Love of God fill your Heart.

Wishing you all the quiet peaceful moments to enjoy the beauty of the season. Merry Christmas to all!

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  1. Gorgeous pictures, Diva. It is so beautiful outside right now, and it does help capture the true meaning of Christmas. :)) xox Pam

  2. Thank you for your wonderful post and beautiful pictures. I wish you a blessed Christmas. May the the love of Jesus Christ be your gift.

    Merry Christmas,
    Yoli :)

  3. Hi Diva,
    I know what you mean about the beauty of the snow. Its really is an amazing thing. I have always lived in the Northeast and am still surprised by its beauty.
    Always nice to see your post over at my site.
    Nancy Jo

  4. I can't tell you how much I loved this message and beautiful pictures to go with. You're so right...if we're not careful we will miss the most important part. I, too, am grateful for the most precious of all gifts...the life and sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
    Merry Christmas Diva,
    Mary Lou

  5. Your photos are beautiful and love the message you shared! Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Christmas blessings,

  6. Gorgeous pics and lovely meaning! Praise the Lord!

  7. What a wonderful message and vivid illustration of what Christ has done for us. We have had lots of rain, but I am enjoying the winter weather. We see very little REAL winter weather here in the south. Have a blessed Christmas!Jackie

  8. What a gorgeous post...and heartfelt reminder for the season! Merry Christmas!

  9. I think many people are enjoying the beauty of the snow. But I would like to get out to do a little more shopping.

  10. This was beautiful AND moving, Diva! Your heartfelt words were perfectly paired with photos and they called to each one of us to, 'stop and appreciate His love."

    What could be more perfect?

  11. I would appreciate the snow, I have never had a white Christmas. Thank-you for sharing this pictures.
    God Bless and Merry Christmass,

  12. The pictures are beautiful.

    I love the Christmas story, one of my favourites. The angels and Jesus, what more can there be.

    Love Renee xoxo

  13. The first snow of the season is always so beautiful. Merry Christmas to you!

  14. Very lovely post Diva! What a wonderful picture of the newness we can have in Christ.
    Have a joy-filled Christmas!

    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!

  15. Just beautiful. Merry Happy Christmas to you!!
    Thanks for the visit and comment at my blog, too.

  16. beautiful photos!

    happiest holidays to you ~


  17. Diva, your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for reminding me of God's beauty out there in nature. Christmas is only one day away.....Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  18. Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas to you! xoxo Pam

    ♥ audrey

  20. Beautiful reflections! happy Holidays! Lori

  21. Oh this is beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.