Well we made it. The freshmen here for the first time at Southern have made it through their first semester of college. Now we've got just a half of a week of finals and then it's home for Christmas! I feel accomplished to have several college classes out of the way on my way to getting my major.
Now I've just gotta make it through four more finals then I can finally go home. That thought keeps pushing me forward; I can make it through this. As soon as all of this is over, no more finals! Just home for the holidays. This is definitely a break all of us need.
I was reminded at church this past Sabbath about something that we all tend to forget sometimes. As Christmas approaches, it's nice to buy gifts, bake cookies, sing songs, decorate the house, and spend time with family. Those are all really nice things to do. But that's not why Christmas exists. There is only one reason. We should never forget that reason amidst all of the things on our to-do list. Jesus Christ came down to Earth, the most incredible, enormous gift ever given to mankind. Humanity's fate was rested on this tiny baby. He is the one who would grow to give His own life to save us all. Let's take time this Christmas season to stop and remember Him, to thank Him. For He truly is the reason for the season.