It is so hard for me to explain to others how much I love Christmas and everything leading up to the Christmas season. I know that this is because we did not celebrate Christmas when I grew up. So, now, I tend to go head over heals for Christmas and all that it means for our faith and our family.
Christmas is a delightful assault to the senses. Everywhere you look, there are beautiful things to be seen, smelled, heard, and felt. Joye over at The Joyeful Journey is taking time to celebrate the delights of this season of senses, and she inspired me to share my own Christmas posts.
As this Christmas approaches, I find myself very mindful of the thought "What makes the season of Advent and Christmas so special?" - as opposed to other beautiful celebrations on the church calendar. Maybe it is because we have our precious Russian exchange daughter with us this year that I am thinking on these things. As I think on this question, simple words come to mind...
The Words of Christmas.
and the first word that comes to mind?
No one can explain why He came to us as a helpless babe.
No one can explain why God gave His one and only... for us.
No one can explain why the site of a Christmas tree takes our breath away.
No one can explain the look on the children's faces as they take in all the joy.
It is a wonder.