Silent Night

It’s only now that the song Silent Night’s meaning becomes clear to me. Jesus was born not with a bang but silently. Only the shepherd came to visit him. He was lying on the cold manger. Jesus came for His people.

God understands and knows our pain and our discomfort. He comes to be with us–for the weary and tired.

Jesus came to save us.

SAVE. Such a nice word.

This Christmas, the message imparted to us is to share Jesus. I have an idea on how to do that through our traditional Christmas Party.

I asked them several questions about the Christmas story and it was funny because they keep answering them wrong. It was funny. But it was good that I was somehow able to share them the Christmas story. It was lovely. I am glad for the opportunity.

One good thing about this Christmas was attending church service Christmas morning. The church is generous enough to give out prizes for people like mobile phones and spa treatment vouchers.

It’s been fun.

As for food, we didn’t really prepare anything. We just fried chicken, rice, and lumpiang shanghai, and bought chiffon cake from the nearby bakery.

Random

Christmas has come and gone. I was blessed to have this time to be with my relatives–to bond with them. We drank The Bar Vodka then went to Starbucks later. I also told them about the status of my relationship–or the lack of it. Here in the Philippines, usually during Christmas, Starbucks had a promo of getting the Starbucks journal after completing 23 or less sticker before the promo ends. A journal is given after. The journal is made up of nice, quality paper. I always wanted to have one but buying coffee from Starbucks is not really practical. But last night was my chance of getting my journal–we were 16 which means 16 stickers. But I figured I have lots of journals already and so I gave way to my cousin.

I was thinking of my MUJI loose leaf. Muji store has this beautiful array of paper. It’s quite expensive but when it comes to pen and paper, I tend to spend a lot on them. I love pen and paper. Now all I need is an A5 binder.

I’m getting the hang of putting eyeliner. My eyes come alive when I put on eyeliner. Another learned skill. 🙂

I am currently thinking on what devotional book to buy. 🙂 Something light so I can carry it in my bag with my Bible and something that has a Bible passage to read and not just pure reflections.

I plan to finish reading all of the devotionals sent on my inbox.

I also plan to jog a little this week. But my feet are aching. Oh well, that won’t stop me.

I also plan to blog–hopefully daily while I am on vacation. 🙂