What a great day we had… family time is always the best time… doesn’t matter whether it is Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, day after Christmas, or a week from next Tuesday… family is together, celebrating… the grandkids sure loved it… yet another day of opening presents under the tree… awesome!
A long time ago, back when Philip believed in Santa, my dad would always leave Santa a pipe full of tobacco, matches to light the pipe, and a shot glass filled with whiskey. Dad explained to us just how pleased Santa would be when he discovered them under the tree… and then the first thing we did Christmas morning was look to see if Santa had found them under the tree… sure enough… there was the smoked pipe, and empty shot glass… every Christmas Eve.
I mentioned my not being a keeper of days. That is one of the great things about having free will. Doesn’t matter.. I am free to keep a day special or not keep a day special. We celebrated my 80th birthday six weeks before my birthday… didn’t matter.
“One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord…. and gives thanks to God.”
What matters is my “giving thanks to God” whether I “keep the day” or “do not keep the day. I just do it unto the Lord.