Another Saturday during Advent and a very wet one here in Northern Ireland
My family all know that I hate supermarket shopping
It may be the lighting they use in supermarkets or I might just be lazy; but my husband Fred is the one who pops into the supermarket to get the bread, milk,& bananas and any other fruit or veg we may need. Easy enough for him because he works from home and easy for me as I just sit at the computer and do a large monthly shop on-line.
We have a good sized Tesco Supermarket within 2 mins drive from our house but I only go in if we are on the way home after something in the evening when I know it is very quiet and I'm only going in with Fred for something quickly.
This Christmas I noticed the Tesco logo and have to admit it is a good one. A brief ad, to the point and about the thing that is always on our minds at this time of the year - gifts.
It makes me think of how the best Gift of Christmas, the real Gift that is worth giving, is still getting overlooked year after year.
We would not even have a time of Christmas, which we all enjoy so much, if there had not been the original gift from God.
The Gift of His Son Jesus.
All because God loves us.
He gave us the perfect gift to show His Love.
Renee Swope has written a poem to help us remember this and help us to be thankful for this gift. You can read it or download it here "The Christmas Prayer"
This week the leaders of the graphics course I am doing set us a challenge to design something on the theme of LOVE for a magazine they have started for the iPad. Of course they wanted this for the February edition of the magazine but I got carried away and made one for Christmas as well.
Do we even realise that we should be extending God's gift of Love to others at Christmas?