Sunday, December 19, 2010

Unto Us

Looking at Christmas lights has been a family tradition since childhood. My daughter and I browsed the neighborhood last night, keeping the tradition alive. Christmas music on the radio, windows down and cameras flashing.

My favorite part of any display is always the manger scene. What a glorious gift from heaven! God, the giver of life, robed in flesh, giving himself to mankind.

In the Old Testament, Isaiah prophesied, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

I'm glad I know who Jesus is.


Linking to Spiritual Sundays.


  1. So many great memories, driving around looking at Christmas lights. I plan to do that tonight.

    Yes, so glad to know who Jesus is ... God with us, in flesh.

  2. Oh, how we loved doing this walk thru town to see the lights ... then with our children. Such beautiful memories.

    Merry Christmas!
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  3. Family traditions are such an important part of Christmas; building memories. I love how these traditions are passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes it is an activity... like driving around to look at lights, going to midnight Mass, or baking cookies together. For our family, it having a Norwegian smorgsboard.Yesterday I went shopping for pickled herring and lefse! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a blessed Christmas with your loved ones.

  4. Such beautiful lights and an even more beautiful message. Have a blessed Christmas.

  5. My husband and I enjoy looking at Christmas lights - there is something so warm and inviting about them. I love the passage you shared from Isaiah.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

    PS - Your blog header photo is gorgeous.

  6. So wonderful to remember that Jesus is the true Light of the world. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  7. Ah, looking at your beautiful pictures has brought back many memories. In fact, you have inspired me to return to an old tradition that we have let die in our family. This is a beautiful post. Thank you.

  8. we love driving around looking at lights too. Love the way people go all out to make others smile.

  9. Thanks for sharing the photos with us...I have not gotten out yet to look at lights so this was special for me tonight! Have a blessed Christmas.

  10. One of the highlights of our Christmas many years ago was driving around and looking at the beautifully decorated homes. This brings back those memories. And - I love the header picture. It is soooo pretty.
    Blessings for a very Merry Christmas,

  11. We finally did our drive around last night. We always pop in a Christmas CD and bring our travel mugs full of cocoa. I love it.

    Our lights weren't that great this year. I love your shots! I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas.