My advent book finally arrived at the weekend [very rarely do I pay extra for express delivery, but whenever I do I'm always left feeling like it was a total waste of money!] and I cannot help but feel I have rather missed the boat this year. So caught up in looking to and preparing for baby bear's first birthday, I have missed the run up and looking towards Christ's birthday! And this does make me sad. I know there is still time and to be honest this fabulous book by John Piper is in such delicious bite size pieces, I could quite happily read two a day and almost be caught up for Christmas day! I will be pleased when hubby finishes for Christmas, we can breathe out a sigh of relief and start thinking about Christmas as more than just some frantic shopping, but as a time with family celebrating the birth of our saviour.
"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."