Today, I am grateful for Ann Voskamp's book The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas. It's kept me thinking all during Advent about the Gift we won't find under the tree or at an after-Christmas sale as we spend our gift cards. "Advent never stops coming for you." That's a comforting thought, especially at a time of year when we can feel overwhelmed with pressure, feel like a failure because we didn't do more, compare ourselves and our decorations to the more magnificent displays of others and find ourselves always lacking.
"Advent never stops coming for you." God never stops wanting us, never stops wanting to pour His grace on us. "All of conquering heaven and grateful earth echo and throb tonight with the heart cry of the God-Child: I did it for love."
Today, I'm grateful for that.
What are you grateful for today?