So, all Advent, things have felt a little weird to me. A little off. And a big part of that was that I caught a cold and couldn’t get the decorations up when I normally would. For weeks, my place has felt a little sadder because it wasn’t decked out, the way I wanted it to be.

Well, today was the day.

I cleaned for a ridiculous amount of time, and in the midst of it, I also took time to get the rest of the decorations up. My place is clean, and looks a little like Christmas threw up on it. Yay!

The thing is – celebration is important. And this is the celebration of the birth of our Saviour; of God stepping out of eternity into our humanity; of the defeat of sin and death, forever. Arise and shine! Your light has come!!

So celebrating should be big.

It may have taken some time, but finally, the celebration has begun for real!

This Advent, may you celebrate big. May you know the reason for your celebration holds eternity in the palm of his hand. May you know the eternal joy that salvation brings.

Here a few of my decorations: